Edit Make Template

Make Template
inserts a template based on a selected function name.


  • This command reads your current selection, which should be a function name or an insertion point after a function name, and adds a template with placeholders that allow you to tab through the arguments it can take. For example, if your selection is Plot, you get Plot[f, {x, xmin, xmax}], which shows the simplest form of the Plot function.
  • You can only get function templates when you are connected to a Mathematica kernel. To define a function template for a user-defined function, make the template the first statement in the usage message for the function. For example, to define the template for the function , you could use the following command: .
  • The templates you get for built-in functions are usually only one of several possible argument forms. Use the kernel command to get more information, or refer to the function's complete description in Help ► Documentation Center.
  • When you choose Make Template after typing a partial word, Mathematica looks to the left of the insertion point to find a suitable function or variable name. When this name is not a currently defined function, Make Template applies Edit ► Complete Selection before attempting to make a template.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Shift+Ctrl+K (Windows); Shift+Cmd+K (Macintosh); Shift+Ctrl+K (Linux).
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