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  • From: "Jaccard Florian" <Florian.Jaccard at>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 04:46:32 -0500 (EST)
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I'm also struggling with Palettes... but I think I can help.

First : It is still possible to generate a palette from selection. It is =
in the "Palette" menu!

To obtain parentheses, you can use "Button" instead of PasteButton:

 Button["(1-a)",NotebookWrite[InputNotebook[],"(1-a)"],Appearance-> =
Button["(1-b)",NotebookWrite[InputNotebook[],"(1-b)"],Appearance-> =
PasteButton[(1 - a)^2],
PasteButton[(1 - b)^2],
PasteButton[(1 - a)^3],
PasteButton[(1 - b)^3]}];

Best regards

Florian Jaccard

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Objet=A0: [mg85967] Creating Palettes

I've just tried to create a palette in v6, it is much harder than it
was in v5- is there a reason I can no longer "create a palette" from
the edit menu, and then "generate from selection"?  Anyway, I figured
out the tedious way to do it v6, but it won't create buttons I want:

CreatePalette[{PasteButton[a^2], PasteButton[b^2],
   PasteButton[a^3], PasteButton[b^3],
   PasteButton[(1 - a)], PasteButton[(1 - b)],
   PasteButton[(1 - a)^2], PasteButton[(1 - b)^2],
   PasteButton[(1 - a)^3], PasteButton[(1 - b)^3]

The parentheses around "(1-a)" and "(1-b)" are never created when I
press the buttons, only "1-a" and "1-b", which is obviously a problem
if I'm multiplying things.  This defeats the purpose of the palette
saving keystrokes.  Is there anyway to do this?

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