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Re: Setting global InputAutoReplacements

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  • Subject: [mg105101] Re: [mg105083] Setting global InputAutoReplacements
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 03:32:39 -0500 (EST)
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On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 06:39:39 -0500 (EST), Leo Alekseyev wrote:
> Dear Mathgroup,
> I am trying to create a few custom InputAutoReplacements that would
> apply to all input cells by default.  I am trying to follow John
> Fultz's instructions on
> but running into difficulties: the style for the input cell seems to
> be defined by Core.nb, and when I select the "local definitions for
> style "Input"" cell and go to the options inspector, the
> InputAutoReplacements option is specified as {ParentsList}; I can't
> figure out where the usual InputAutoReplacements rules (e.g. ->  goes
> to \[Rule]) are stored so that I could append my own.  I'd appreciate
> any help with this!
> Thanks,
> --Leo

This particular option isn't as easy to figure out or set as I'd like.  Two

ParentList represents the ones which have been inherited from the notebook level 
(which, in this case, actually refers to replacements that are set globally
throughout the system).

And the settings for "->", ":>", etc., are actually set in the StandardForm
style, not the Input style.

So, to add the "abc"->"123' replacement, you'd add a StandardForm style cell to 
your stylesheet as follows...

  "abc" -> "123", "->" -> "\[Rule]", ":>" -> "\[RuleDelayed]", "<=" -> 
   "\[LessEqual]", ">=" -> "\[GreaterEqual]", "!=" -> "\[NotEqual]", 
   "==" -> "\[Equal]", ParentList}]

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

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