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Q: How to get information from a Inline cell?

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  • Subject: [mg20317] Q: How to get information from a Inline cell?
  • From: Xing Jing Li <xingjing at>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 20:20:44 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi, all,

I want to make a information input form by using a notebook. Since some
info are very short so I want to put few boxes in the same line. First I
tried to use the regular cells but each cell is as wide as the notebook.
Next I tried to use a table but it does not look like a form. I alse tried to
use inline cells, now I can not get the information out. The CellTags I
sign to the inline cells can not be found by using "NotebookFind" and
"NotebookLocate". Anybody knows how to do this? All suggestion are
greatly welcome.


p.s. I pasted a sample cell here for your opinion:

    {"Data 1:",
      Cell[" ", "Text",CellFrame->True,
        CellTags->"Data1", CellSize->{50, 20},
         "      Data 2:",
      Cell[" ", "Text",CellFrame->True,
        CellTags->"Data2", CellSize->{50, 20},
         "      Data 3:",
          Cell[" ", "Text",CellFrame->True,
         CellTags->"Data3", CellSize->{50, 20},
         Background->RGBColor[0.503975, 0.265995, 0.0960098],

I tried the following to get the information out with no succeeds.

NotebookFind[InputNotebook[], "Data1", All, CellTags];
SelectionMove[SelectedNotebook[], All, CellContents];

If the cell with Tag "Data1" is a regular cell it works.

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