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Re: Correcting a typing blunder

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  • Subject: [mg99475] Re: Correcting a typing blunder
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 05:26:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gtp2p1$l5q$>

Hugh Goyder wrote:
> Every so often I am typing some notes into a text cell and I hit the
> wrong combination of keys and the text cell unravels. Pressing control-
> z is no help. I give an example below. I think I was going for Control-
> i to make the next symbol italics and messed up by typing Control-
> Shift-i. How do I convert this back into text which has an equation in
> it? This I can easily retype but it is annoying when you have a long
> paragraph with several nicely typeset equations.
> If you copy the text below into a notebook highlight the cell bracket
> and press Alt-7 followed by Control-Shift-I you will have the messed
> up version that  I have in the notebook.
> Many thanks
> Hugh Goyder
> Gas*Law*spring . We*have
> P*(A*(Subscript[x, 2] - Subscript[x, 1]))^\[Gamma] = Subscript[P, 0]*
> (A*L)^\[Gamma]
> whrere*P*is*the*pressure*A*the*cross - sectional*area*and*Subscript[x,
> 1]*and*Subscript[x, 2]*the*current*
>    position*of*two*planes*in*the*gas*that*have*reference*separation

Control-Shift-i Converts to InputForm (look at the Cell>Convert menu). 
To convert the cell back to StandardForm, press Control-Shift-n.

David Bailey

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