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is an option for Grid and related constructs which specifies what to insert when a new element is interactively created.
  • The default setting for DefaultElement is typically "\[Placeholder]" or "".
  • The setting for DefaultElement is used to determine the contents of new columns or rows in a grid created with Ctrl+Comma or Ctrl+Enter.
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Copy and use Evaluate in Place (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) to display as an actual grid:
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Click on or "" and press Ctrl+Comma or Ctrl+Enter:
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