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Re: How to select a cell in Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg8939] Re: How to select a cell in Mathematica?
  • From: "Russell A. Chipman" <chipmanr at>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 22:08:15 -0400
  • Organization: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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SiposG at wrote:

> If anyone would happen to know if there is a keyboard shortcut for
> selecting
> one or more cells in a MS Windows notebook I would be forever
> grateful.
> Of course, it can be done by clicking on the bracket with the mouse,
> and
> there is even a shortcut key: [Ctrl]+[A] that selects all of the cells
> in the
> notebook - but there seems to be no apparent way to select one or more
> cells
> using the keyboard.
> George

   Yes.  Use [Ctrl]+[.] several times.  This will first mark the word,
then line, then cell contents, then finally the cell.  I haven't found
this key combination documented anywhere.

Has anyone found a shorter way?

Russell Chipman

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