Re: Select text with keyboard?
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- Subject: [mg102654] Re: Select text with keyboard?
- From: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 08:06:34 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi, > If you need to write and edit a LARGE (not small or medium size) > amount of unstructured text, you are probably better off using a word > processor (that is what they are made for), spell check your text and > then paste it into Mathematica. Once in Mathematica you can format it using the > facilities provided for by the program. > In this way you get the best of both worlds. I just wanted to add that using "Text" for the style of your cell, you will get the usual behavior that other word processors have (Version 6 and 7 on Windows). Just try it. So at least for that there is no reason to switch to something else, and it also shows that it probably is indeed meant as a feature in "Input"-type cells. On the other hand I never understood why the "Input" behavior would be "better" than the "Text" cell behavior for editing code, but maybe it's just a matter of taste. It might be possible that there is even a switch to change that behavior for Input-Cells, but I don't have the time to check all the options of Cell to search for it... I also mainly use the multi-klick selection (or Ctrl-. if you prefer the keyboard) in Input und Output cells and find that's almost alway perfectly what I need... hth, albert