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FormatType

FilledSmallSquare FormatType is an option for output streams, graphics and functions such as Text which specifies the default format type to use when outputting expressions.

FilledSmallSquare Standard values for FormatType are given in the notes for Format.

FilledSmallSquare SetOptions[stream, FormatType -> type] resets the format type for an open stream.

FilledSmallSquare For graphics functions the default option setting is FormatType :> $FormatType.

FilledSmallSquare For graphics functions box-based format types such as StandardForm and TraditionalForm can be used only when a notebook front end is present.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 2.10.15 and Section 2.12.3.

FilledSmallSquare See also: TextStyle, LanguageCategory.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 1; modified in 3.

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