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RE: entering stuff using escape

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  • Subject: [mg20484] RE: [mg20408] entering stuff using escape
  • From: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 02:04:49 -0400
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Bowie J. Poag wrote:
i've been really getting into entering stuff using the escape key.  i've
found that esc-a-esc give an alpha, for instance.

i can enter all the greek letters, hbar, I and some other things.

i'd like to use this for EVERYTHING, since it's faster than using a palette.

how can i find a list of all the escape key sequences (like for the fraction
bar and exponentiate palette key?)

See the list of special characters in Appendix A.12 of The Mathematica Book.
Any characters that can be entered using escape keystrokes should have this
listed as an alias.

Also see Appendix A.10 of the same book.  Look-up FractionBox on how to
enter fractions.  Lookup SuperscriptBox on how to enter an exponent, ....

Also check the Help Browser under:
  Other Information
     Keyboard Shortcuts
     2D Expression Input

Did you RTFM section 3.10?

Ted Ersek

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