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Re: formatting of string in input vs. output cells

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  • Subject: [mg100271] Re: formatting of string in input vs. output cells
  • From: dbreiss at gmail.com
  • Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 04:15:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gvq0b8$mt6$1@smc.vnet.net>

Output cells generally ahve the option

ShowStringCharacters->False

You can see this by looking at the Core.nb style sheet and examining
the format of the Output cell style.

-_David

On May 29, 8:58 pm, pfalloon <pfall... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know the cell style options which control how strings are
> displayed? As a simple example, when you enter the following in a
> notebook session:
>
> In[44]:= "x"
> Out[44]= x
>
> The output cell suppresses the double quotes "". This also occurs with
> things like NumberForm and so on. It becomes a pain when you, say,
> print a table of numbers formatted using NumberForm, and then copy
> this to a cell of a different type, where suddenly the quotes become
> visible.
>
> What I'd like to know is what cell formatting option is controlling
> the display/suppression of the quotes, so that I can add to whatever
> other cell types I need to use (e.g. "Table" styles). Digging in the
> option inspector I have not been able to find anything, and there
> doesn't seem to be much documentation either.
>
> thanks,
> Peter.



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