A dragging matter of Interpretation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg112273] A dragging matter of Interpretation*From*: magma <maderri2 at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 02:03:39 -0400 (EDT)

If you go to the Interpretation page in the Doc center, and try to reproduce the example described there: Interpretation["x",1] on another nb, you may - or may not - succeed. The documentation says that you can copy and paste the output of Interpretation["x",1] onto another cell and you should get something that looks like "x", but when evaluated acts like 1. Well...I did not succeed in replicating this at first. That is because I often, very often, select things by multiple- clicking on them. In this case, this technique does not work. I do get the "x", but it stays an "x". That is: it is not interpreted. You can check this also by looking at the cell expression. But I found out by chance that the ONLY permissible way to select (and then copy) the "x" seems to be: DRAG your mouse over the x and then copy it. This is obviously a limitation of Interpretation which should be pointed out in the documentation Is there a way, perhaps with some option, to allow multiple-clickable interpreted objects in Mathematica?