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RE: "mma" becomes "Mathematica"

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  • Subject: [mg21501] RE: [mg21483] "mma" becomes "Mathematica"
  • From: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 02:43:23 -0500 (EST)
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Bjorn Leonardz wrote:
When writing in a notebook it's enough to type "mma" to get "Mathematica".
That's fine in English.

However, in Swedish it's a nuisance since there is a number of common verbs
ending in "mma". Mathematica does not know about this so it still produces
"Mathematica" in italics and all.

How can I turn this feature off?

OR better:

How can I change it so that it only occurs when I type "Mma" (with a
capital M)?


I never knew it did that, but I now see that it works that way in Text
cells, but in Input cells. To change this open a notebook and make the menu
Format->(Edit Style Sheet)
  (you probably want to edit the shared style sheet).
Find the cell that contains the prototype for a "Text cell".
Select the cell bracket for the Text cell, and make the menu selection 
  Format->(Show Expression).

As part of the cell expression for the Text prototype you should see
  InputAutoReplacements->{(* several things *),

Change that to:
 InputAutoReplacements->{(* several things *),

Make the menu selection (Format->Show Expression) and close the notebook for
the Style Sheet.

You can make the same change for any other cell prototypes that work this
way (Title, Section, Subsection, etc.) after all that close the Style Sheet

You can make the same changes to any Style Sheets you use.
Once you have the Style Sheets the way you like them make a back-up copy,
and put them in a spare directory.

The folder where the Style Sheets are located should be:
Program Files/Wolfram

I don't know but there may be an easier way to get what you want through the
Option Inspector.

Ted Ersek

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