$FormatType

As of version 6.0, has been superseded by explicit settings for FormatType in Graphics and related functions.


gives the default format type to use for text that appears in graphics.

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  • The default setting for the standard notebook front end is $FormatType=StandardForm.
  • The default setting for the text-based front end is $FormatType=OutputForm.
  • A common alternative setting is TraditionalForm.
  • Box-based format types such as StandardForm and TraditionalForm can be used only when a notebook front end is present.
  • gives the default value for the FormatType option in graphics.
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