Re: Ingolf Dahl's "SetFaceAndFont" palette broken in Mathematica 9

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg129868] Re: Ingolf Dahl's "SetFaceAndFont" palette broken in Mathematica 9*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:52:54 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <20130219055926.75917692C@smc.vnet.net> <CAEtRDSd1WSNpaAto49CLH9D90jBfeJEyP9nH91Oe_Ydoi8DriA@mail.gmail.com>

Yes, one _could_ get most of the SetFaceAndFont formatting from the Writing Assistant's Text Properties tab -- or, for that matter, directly from Mathematica's Format menu. However, doing so requires a lot more work. The great advantage of Dahl's SetFaceAndFont palette is that with a _single click_ one can make text Courier or Times Italic or Helvetica or color text red or give it a light yellow background. Moreover, one can quickly format a selection to have the same appearance as any other selection: select the text whose formatting is to be copied, click a button on the palette, select the new text, and click a second button. Finally, with a single button click, one can remove all special formatting applied to the selected text. Despite the built-in Format menu and the Writing Assistant palette, over several years I have found SetFaceAndFont to be indispensable. On Feb 19, 2013, at 10:17 AM, Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at gmail.com> wrote: > Most that you describe (except perhaps the separate background color > for the selection rather than the cell) can be done with the "Writing > Assistant" built-in pallette: > Pallettes | Writing Assistant | Text Properties > > > Bob Hanlon > > > On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM, Murray Eisenberg > <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: >> This refers to Ingolf Dahl's palette SetFaceAndFont -- see: >> >> http://www.familydahl.se/mathematica/#SetFaceAndFont >> >> I've been using it for some years as the quickest way to apply various >> formatting to selected text. E.g., in a Text cell select a Mathematica >> name and click the palette's button that changes the font to Courier. Or >> select some text and change its font to Times Italic. Or change the >> background color for the selection to a light yellow. >> >> But with Mathematica 9 (or at least 9.0.1), clicking one of the >> palette's buttons now applies the effect to the entire cell -- not just >> to the selection. >> >> Has anybody else experienced this? What might be the reason for the >> change in behavior and how might it be fixed? >> >> --- >> Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu >> Mathematics & Statistics Dept. >> Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) >> University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W) >> 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 >> Amherst, MA 01003-9305 >> >> >> >> >> >> --- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Ingolf Dahl's "SetFaceAndFont" palette broken in Mathematica 9***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>