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Re: Styles for inline boxes

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  • Subject: [mg115559] Re: Styles for inline boxes
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 06:20:29 -0500 (EST)

Either I don't understand what you're asking or you're overlooking 
something obvious...

With the input you specified, you don't get anything that, in the 
underlying expression for the Text cell is an "InlineFormula". You just 
get there:

   FormBox["different", TraditionalForm]],

for that text you entered between the Ctrl+( and Ctrl+).

And then you can change its color, or size, or face, or font the same 
way as for anything, either using the Format menu or some specialized 

Moreover, there's no need to use the  Ctrl+( and Ctrl+) to distinguish 
the part of the text you want to color.  Any text you select you can 
color, change its size, etc., also using the Format menu, etc.

For example, if in a Text cell you have entered

   This is some text, which includes something different inside.

and if you use the Format menu to change the Text Color of "different" 
to Purple, then the underlying Text cell's expression will now be:

  "This is some text, which includes something ",
   FontColor->RGBColor[0.5, 0, 0.5]],
  " inside."
}], "Text"]

If you're changing font properties a lot, you might find it useful to 
use Ingolf Dahl's SetFaceAndFont palette:

When you're changing text properties, you might

> I'm recently decided to give a determined go for Mathematica's style-
> system. Since it is very flexible, it gives a good coverage over my
> desire, though some points are totally obscure to me. One particular
> is: how to define a style for inline formulae, which I enter into a
> text cell with CTRL+9, like this:
> **text cell starts**
> This is some text, which includes something [CTRL+9]different[CTRL+0]
> inline.
> **text cell ends**
> Note: I have some definitions for the text cell, and I want to assign
> extra definitions (above those inherited from the text cell) to the
> inline formula, i.e. to the box *only*, e.g. to display its content in
> purple. And I of course want to do this without explicitely changing
> the style of the inline word "different" to InlineFormula. Is it
> possible, that a style is automatically assigned to the object entered
> with CTRL+9 into a text cell?

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