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Re: referencing auto-numbered cell

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  • Subject: [mg113138] Re: referencing auto-numbered cell
  • From: cjbroadbent <curtis.broadbent at>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:49:57 -0400 (EDT)
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One of the things i like about mathematica are the shortcuts esc-rho-
esc for the symbol rho, etc. I'd really like some shortcuts for

a) tagging cells,
b) and inserting references.

I find that having to use the mouse to tag a cell, and then use the
mouse to insert an equation reference is a real pain.

Do you know how that could be done John?


On Aug 23, 2:38 am, John Fultz <jfu... at> wrote:
> The Insert->Automatic Numbering... dialog box can do this.  Just choose=
> style of cellA and choose the cell tag "exercA".
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfu... at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> On Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:09:24 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> > I have a cell style (Exercise) in a style sheet whose definition
> > includes a CounterIncrements option (CounterIncrements->"Exercise").
> > Suppose I have a particular cell, call it cellA, with that style.   I=
> > that cell I've inserted an Automatic Numbering number for counter
> > Exercise. And I've given that cell the cell tag "exercA".
> > In another, text, cell, say cell cellB, how can I insert the NUMBER of
> > that cellA?
> > Of course I want to do this in a robust way: if the automatic number of
> > cellA later changes because I insert or delete other Exercise cells
> > before it that also have the same Automatic Numbering counter, then in
> > cellB the number referenced from cellA should correspondingly change.
> > (Of course I already know how to insert simply a hyperlink to that othe=
> > cell: that's trivial. But that's not what I'm asking.)
> > It looks like I'm trying to include some kind of Dynamic object within
> > these cells, but I don't know how, even looking at the cells' underlyin=
> > expressions (with Ctrl Shift E) .

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