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Coloured strings

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  • Subject: [mg126203] Coloured strings
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:32:26 -0400 (EDT)
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If you take an expression such as:

and colour some portions of the string, you obtain:

StyleBox["\"\<\\!\\(\\*\\nStyleBox[\\(ABC\\*\\n StyleBox[\\\"DEF\\\",\
\\nFontColor->RGBColor[1, 0, 0]]GHIJKLMN\\*\\n \
StyleBox[\\\"OPQRSTUV\\\",\\nFontColor->RGBColor[0, 0, 1]]WXYZ\\)]\\)\

I am wondering if anyone knows an easy way to remove the colouring from 
such a string - other than creating a fairly complicated string pattern 
(bearing in mind that the original string might contain unpaired quotes, 

David Bailey

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