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Re: Re: Re: Flow around sections and subsections!

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  • Subject: [mg93917] Re: [mg93884] Re: [mg93800] Re: Flow around sections and subsections!
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 05:10:20 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

For the curious, Item still works for backward compatibility.  But the fact that 
Item is, as of version 6, a first-class kernel function with quite different
properties causes some very real conflicts for certain kinds of programming
exercises, which is why we made the change.

Sincerely,
 
John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.


On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:35:42 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> The file in question, in the directory you cite, is: MenuSetup.tr
>
> The relevant function for menu items in Mathematica 7 seems to have
> changed to MenuItem from version 6's Item.
>
> Szabolcs Horv=E1t wrote:
>> Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>>> That reminds me of how much I miss the menu item
>>>
>>> Format > Background Color > Cell Gray Box
>>>
>>> that was present through Mathematica 5.2 but disappeared in 6.
>>>
>>
>> Dear Murray,
>>
>> The front end token corresponding to that command is ToggleGrayBox.
>> This (though undocumented) still works in version 6.  It is possible to
>>
>> invoke it programmatically, or add it to the menu by inserting the line >>
>>
>> Item["Cell Gray Box", "ToggleGrayBox"],
>>
>> at the appropriate place in the file
>>
>> $InstallationDirectory\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\TextResources\Windows
>>
>> I hope this helps,
>> Szabolcs
>>
>
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