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Re: A dragging matter of Interpretation

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  • Subject: [mg112283] Re: A dragging matter of Interpretation
  • From: Simon <simonjtyler at>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 06:08:56 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sep 7, 4:03 pm, magma <mader... at> wrote:
> 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?

You can select InterpretationBox objects using multiple clicks - you
just need to click one more time.
You can also disable the selection of the interior objects using the
Selectable->False option.

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