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Notebook Formatting & Styling
Mathematica notebooks include all the usual features of a top-quality word-processing system, plus many additional special capabilities. In all, there are over a thousand formatting and styling options, all accessible both from menus and at a programmatic level. Mathematica notebooks have an underlying symbolic structure that allows full markup, cascading stylesheets, and the ability to immediately restyle a document. Notebooks can be optimized not only for interactive use, but also for export to web and print media.
Format main menu for formatting
FormatStyle pick a style for a cell, using the current stylesheet
Alt+n pick a cell style (1: title, 2: subtitle, 4: section, 7: text, 9: input, ...)
Alt+Enter create a new cell of the same style
Ctrl+B (Bold ▪ Ctrl+I (Italic ▪ Alt+= (Larger ▪ Alt+- (Smaller ▪ ...
Ctrl+_ ( ▪ Ctrl+/ ( ▪ Ctrl+2 ( ▪ Esc a Esc ( ▪ ...
Shift+Ctrl+T convert to traditional form
Ctrl+(, Ctrl+) start, end inline math within text
Drag resize a graphic that appears anywhere
Drawing Tools change properties of a graphic
NewStyled Notebook create a notebook of a particular style
FormatStylesheet pick a stylesheet for a notebook
Creating Styled Output
Style specify style options for any expression, including graphics
Large  ▪ Small  ▪ Red  ▪ Bold  ▪ Background  ▪ FontFamily  ▪ ...
Row  ▪ Column  ▪ Grid  ▪ TabView  ▪ Framed  ▪ Labeled  ▪ ...
Tooltip  ▪ Mouseover  ▪ Hyperlink  ▪ DockedCells  ▪ CurrentValue  ▪ ...
Page Layout & Printing
Low-Level Styling Control
Option Inspector access to formatting & styling options
Show Expression toggle any cell to underlying symbolic expression form