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Re: "pretty printing" input cells

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  • Subject: [mg6141] Re: [mg6121] "pretty printing" input cells
  • From: Allan Hayes <hay at>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 00:10:55 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

murray at (Murray Eisenberg)
in [mg6121] "pretty printing" input cells

> Mathematica 3.0 (in contrast to 2.x) by default makes it very
> difficult to type an input cell in a "pretty printed" way,...
> ... it tries to fit multiple statements from a compound statement 
> on the same line and, when it does skip to the next line, it
> indents only one character width. How does one overcome this?


Here are some suggestions:

Make new notebook.
Display the style sheet:
- Format > Edit Style Sheet ... > [for a test use Import Private Copy],
In style sheet, select cell bracket of cell given by
	Styles for Input/Output > Prototype for style : "Input":
Now display the option inspector:
Format > Option Inspector ... >
- in  Cell Options > New CellDefaults >
  set where necessary
	DefaultFormatType ----->DefaultInputFormatType
	and in
	set where necessary
		Input ----> InputForm
		TextInline ----> TraditionalForm
		InputInline ----> StandardForm
Click "Apply" button at top

- make a input cell:
Check that in it:
1. tabbing and indentation work
2. two dimensional formatting does not work

To deal with  2.:
	-  select the cell bracket;
	- in the Option Inspector find
		Cell Options > EdittingOptions >
		AllowInlineCells ----> True
Click"Apply" button at top

We should be able to set AllowInlineCells in the style sheet but I  
have not

We can adjust the default style in this way or make an extra style sheet.

Allan Hayes
hay at

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