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Re: Inherited

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  • Subject: [mg33168] Re: [mg33145] Inherited
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 01:55:53 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Ken Morgan wrote:

> Could someone please explain what the Inherited symbol is and what it does?
> (It's often seen in the CellMargins option for Cell.)  I can't find any
> information in Help, The Book, or the Mathematica website.

The Inherited symbol conveys that a front end option at a given scope
should be inherited from the closest broader scope that has this option
setting specified explicitly.

See Section 2.10.8 of _The Mathematica Book_ (Fourth Edition) for a
brief discussion of option value inheritance.

I've also posted additional material to this forum.

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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