This is documentation for Mathematica 5, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
View current documentation (Version 11.1)

Documentation / Mathematica / Front End / Menu Commands / Cell Menu / Default Input FormatType /

StandardForm

FilledSmallSquare Default Input FormatType StandardForm sets the default for newly created Input cells to Mathematica StandardForm.

FilledSmallSquare This setting is used when you create a new cell by typing, when the selection is a cell insertion point.

FilledSmallSquare This command sets the option CommonDefaultFormatTypesRule{"Input"RuleStandardForm} on $FrontEnd.

FilledSmallSquare See Reference Guide: StandardForm.