Interpretation of typesetting using placeholder

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124443] Interpretation of typesetting using placeholder*From*: yves papegay <yves.papegay at sophia.inria.fr>*Date*: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:47:12 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

For an ad-hoc interface, I'd like to use labeled placeholder to help user entering text ... Unfortunately, even if the placeholder is in a text cell, what is typeset inside is interpreted as an expression, not as text ! To be precise, entering "a=b" in the placeholder of the following cell Cell[BoxData[ TagBox[ FrameBox["\<\"Enter equation here\"\>"], "Placeholder"]], "Text"] will create the cell below : Cell[BoxData[RowBox[{"a", "=", "b"}]], "Text"] when I'd like to get Cell["a=b", "Text"] Any idea ? Thanks, Yves