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New in 7.0: Notebooks & Documents
Mathematica 7 enhances the Mathematica notebook experience in several ways, with new convenient usability features, new levels of automation for the form and structure of output, and new capabilities such as speech output.
New User Interface Features
new cell insertion mechanism
[Right-click] — new contextual menus
Make Template (modified) — placeholder-based function templates
NewStyled Notebook pick a notebook template from a gallery
New Palettes
PalettesBasic Math Assistant, etc. — new quick-start palettes
TraditionalForm (modified) — optimized heuristic ordering, tooltips, etc.
FormalA,FormalZ,FormalCapitalA,FormalCapitalZ formal symbols
Placeholder symbolic representation of a place to type into
DiscreteShift  ▪ Function  ▪   ▪   ▪ DiscreteRatio  ▪ DifferenceDelta
Formatting Constructs
Framed (modified)— draw frames with rounded corners
Rotate (modified) — rotate text outside of graphics
Hyperlink (modified) — display hyperlinks with different styles for active links
Spoken Output
Speak speak any expression, including math and diagrams
SpokenString spoken representation of an expression