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  • Subject: [mg105039] aliases and hot keys
  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 07:01:40 -0500 (EST)

Dear Community,

1) in order to create a custom aliases the Help offers the procedure to 
programmatically open a new notebook like this :

nb = CreateDocument[{}, InputAliases -> {"dli" -> "?"}];

(see Menu/Help/InputAliases).

Do you know the way to introduce aliases in the currently open notebook?

2) I am looking for a way to make a hot key to accelerate calling for an 
option like for instance, Menu/Format/TextAlignment->AlignCenter for a 
given cell. Say, the cell is preliminarily marked. The point is that I 
want to align cells manually, e.g. in the course of creating a SlideShow 
notebook, rather than programmatically by writing Cell expressions for 
each cell and fixing their Options.
Have you an idea of how this could be done?

These both features, if achieved, have a potential to considerably 
shorten the time of writing a SlideShow presentation.

Regards, and thanks, Alexei

Alexei Boulbitch, Dr., habil.
Senior Scientist

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