Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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Notebook Formatting & Styling

Wolfram Language notebooks include all the usual features of a top-quality word-processing system, plus many additional special capabilities. In all, there are over a thousand formatting and styling options, all accessible both from menus and at a programmatic level. Wolfram Language notebooks have an underlying symbolic structure that allows full markup, cascading stylesheets, and the ability to immediately restyle a document. Notebooks can be optimized not only for interactive use, but also for export to web and print media.


Format main menu for formatting

Cell Styling »

Format Style pick a style for a cell, using the current stylesheet

Alt+ pick a cell style (1: title, 2: subtitle, 4: section, 7: text, 9: input, ...)

Alt+Enter create a new cell of the same style

Text Styling »

Ctrl+B (Bold)  ▪  Ctrl+I (Italic)  ▪  Alt+= (Larger)  ▪  Alt+- (Smaller)  ▪  ...

Math Typesetting »

Ctrl+_ ()  ▪  Ctrl+/ ()  ▪  Ctrl+2 ()  ▪  EscaEsc (α)  ▪  ...

Shift+Ctrl+T convert to traditional form

Ctrl+(, Ctrl+) start, end inline math within text

Graphics Styling »

Drag resize a graphic that appears anywhere

Drawing Tools change properties of a graphic

Stylesheets & Customization »

New Styled Notebook create a notebook of a particular style

Format Stylesheet pick a stylesheet for a notebook

Creating Styled Output

Style specify style options for any expression, including graphics

Large  ▪  Small  ▪  Red  ▪  Bold  ▪  Background  ▪  FontFamily  ▪  ...

Creating Layouts »

Row  ▪  Column  ▪  Multicolumn  ▪  Grid  ▪  TabView  ▪  Framed  ▪  Labeled  ▪  ...

Dynamic Styling »

Tooltip  ▪  Mouseover  ▪  Hyperlink  ▪  DockedCells  ▪  CurrentValue  ▪  ...

Page Layout & Printing

Printing Settings  ▪  Show Page Breaks  ▪  Headers & Footers

Low-Level Styling Control

Option Inspector access to formatting & styling options

Show Expression toggle any cell to underlying symbolic expression form