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Re: Default format for new cells

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  • Subject: [mg13244] Re: [mg13225] Default format for new cells
  • From: Carl Woll <carlw at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 03:17:41 -0400
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Hi Sean,

How about the command

Cell | Default Input Format Type | StandardForm

Carl Woll
Dept of Physics
U of Washington

On Mon, 13 Jul 1998, Sean Ross wrote:

> When I first installed mathematica, each cell by default would display
> the new 2-D notation like subscripts or superscripts if I used the
> basic input palette.  This is no longer the case.  I have to manually
> convert each cell to StandardForm to get it to display the 2-D format. 
> I have searched through the option inspector to try and find the magic
> command, but it uses different names than the drop down menu uses. 
> Could someone tell me how to put the default cell format back to its
> original in which each cell was already in standardform?
> I renew my plea for full and complete Front End documentation either by
> Wolfram or a third party.  I want a manual that will tell me what all
> the options in the Options Inspector do and how to format headers with
> every single possible option mentioned and non-trivial examples.  I
> want to know what all those Value Display Objects are.  I also want all
> commands documented, such as ValueBox and &MenuItem (which is found in
> the .tr files in the System directory).  If anyone has written such a
> thing please tell me so I can buy it.

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