Re: Formating ::usage strings
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- Subject: [mg93852] Re: Formating ::usage strings
- From: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>
- Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:29:56 -0500 (EST)
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dr DanW schrieb:
> Does anybody know how to format usage strings from within Workbench?
> I would like to create usage strings with italicized and subscripted
> arguments similar to the built-in usage strings (try ?Plot for an
> example). I know that in theory I can painstakingly create all the Box
>  structures to do this, but there must be a simpler way. I seem to
> recall seeing at a conference a Wolfram developer make a couple of
> simple keystrokes to do this, but I was too overwhelmed by the
> coolness to write down what he did.
> After playing with it a bit, it looks like (in Mathematica) I can type
> the argument, select it, go to Format>Style>Other, and give it the
> style TI. Subscripting can be done in the usual Control_ way. After
> formating the string in Mathematica, I can copy/paste the result into
> Workbench. So it looks like I have a way to get around it, but I swear
> there is a shortcut to all this. Does anybody know what I am talking
Not sure, but I think what you have seen was ShortBoxForm, e.g.:
f::usage = "\!\(x\_1\)"
which I still exists in current versions, but is not documented at least
in version 6. There is some information in the legacy documentation,
(scroll to the end, "String Based Input").
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