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Re: Creating a hybrid cell

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  • Subject: [mg109179] Re: Creating a hybrid cell
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 05:49:50 -0400 (EDT)

I cannot get this to work: I created two new Input cells:

   x = 5

Then I created a Text cell:

   the value is  as you can see

and into it, between "is " and " as" pasted the Dynamic[x] expression 
copied from the first of the two Input cells -- even using Ctrl-( to 
create explicitly an Inline cell there.

Still, selecting that pasted expression and using the menu item 
Evaluation > Evaluate in place seems to do nothing.

What am I doing wrong?

Also, if somehow this can be made to work, would the value of Dynamic[x] 
in the Inline cell then automatically update when the value of x 
changes?  (My understanding of Dynamic tells me it should.)

On 4/14/2010 11:13 PM, Geico Caveman wrote:
> On 2010-04-07 04:24:40 -0700, Jason Alexander<jalex at>  said:
>> A better solution would be the following: create a text cell and enter
>> something like "Previously we calculated the value of X1 to be ", then
>> insert an inline cell (ctrl+9, I believe). In the inline cell, enter
>> "Dynamic[X1]", select and evaluate in place.
>> The inline cell, although it appears inside of a text cell, will
>> automatically update to reflect the current value of X1. The previous
>> solution only captures the value of X1 at the time of evaluation.
>> Jason
> That is what I ultimately did. Thanks.

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