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Option Inspector...

FilledSmallSquare The Option Inspector lets you view and set all option values for cells, notebooks, and global preferences.

FilledSmallSquare The first pop-up menu (labeled "Show Option Values For") lists global, notebook, and selection. This menu chooses the scope in which your options will take effect. Some options are dimmed when they do not apply to the scope you have chosen.


Sets options for the front end generally.


Sets options for the whole notebook.


Sets options for the selected cells or for characters in a cell.

FilledSmallSquare The second pop-up menu lists options by category, alphabetically, and by text.

FilledSmallSquare The Lookup box finds the option you type in.

1. Enter an option name, or part of its name.

2. Click Lookup, or press Return.

The Option Inspector goes to the first matching option. Click Lookup or press Return again to go to the next match.

FilledSmallSquare Each line in the list of options gives the option name, followed by its current value. Change the option's value by choosing from the pop-up menu at the right, or by selecting the value itself and typing over it. A symbol in front of the option name indicates that the current value of the option is different from its default value.

FilledSmallSquare See: Front End Options.

FilledSmallSquare Keyboard shortcuts: ShiftKeyKeyBarControlKeyLeftModifiedo RightModified(Windows); ShiftKeyKeyBarControlKeyLeftModifiedo RightModified(Macintosh); ShiftKeyKeyBarControlKeyLeftModifiedo RightModified(X).