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Interpretation of typesetting using placeholder

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  • Subject: [mg124443] Interpretation of typesetting using placeholder
  • From: yves papegay <yves.papegay at>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:47:12 -0500 (EST)
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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

  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 ?



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