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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

Cell Styling »

Format ► Style pick a style for a cell, using the current stylesheet

Alt+ pick a cell style (1: title, 2: subtitle, 4: section, 7: text, 9: input, ...)

Alt+Enter create a new cell of the same style

Text Styling »

Ctrl+B (Bold) ▪ Ctrl+I (Italic) ▪ Alt+= (Larger) ▪ Alt+- (Smaller) ▪ ...

Math Typesetting »

Ctrl+_ () ▪ Ctrl+/ () ▪ Ctrl+2 () ▪ EscaEsc () ▪ ...

Shift+Ctrl+T convert to traditional form

Ctrl+(, Ctrl+) start, end inline math within text

Graphics Styling »

Drag resize a graphic that appears anywhere

Drawing Tools change properties of a graphic

Stylesheets & Customization »

New ► Styled Notebook create a notebook of a particular style

Format ► Stylesheet pick a stylesheet for a notebook

Creating Styled Output

Style specify style options for any expression, including graphics

Large ▪ Small ▪ Red ▪ Bold ▪ Background ▪ FontFamily ▪ ...

Creating Layouts »

Row ▪ Column ▪ Grid ▪ TabView ▪ Framed ▪ Labeled ▪ ...

Dynamic Styling »

Tooltip ▪ Mouseover ▪ Hyperlink ▪ DockedCells ▪ CurrentValue ▪ ...

Page Layout & Printing

Printing Settings ▪ Show Page Breaks ▪ Headers & Footers

Low-Level Styling Control

Option Inspector access to formatting & styling options

Show Expression toggle any cell to underlying symbolic expression form