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Show Expression

FilledSmallSquare Show Expression toggles between expression and displayed form of a cell.

FilledSmallSquare In expression form, you are seeing the underlying Mathematica expression as it would be saved in a file.

FilledSmallSquare You can edit the cell in either expression or display form, and when you toggle the form, the changes will be reflected in the other form.

FilledSmallSquare When editing in expression form, you must be careful to enter only syntactically correct expressions. If there is an error in the expression when you toggle back to display form, it will be reported, and the offending part of the expression will be selected.

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