Word Processing in Notebooks
Mathematica includes many commands for word processing and formatting.
You can set the following cell options from the menu: style, font, face, size, text color, background color, cell dingbat, text alignment, text justification, and word wrapping.
To Apply an Option:
Select the cell bracket or some text.
Choose the option desired from the menu, such as the background color.
To Spell Check a Notebook:
Choose . Mathematica begins to spell check the notebook at the position of the cursor. At any misspelling or unknown word, Mathematica displays the word and recommends a replacement.
You can use the popup menu to add a word to the dictionary associated with the notebook, session, cell, or your global preferences.
Choose to insert a page break in a notebook.
To Type a Formula into a Text Cell:
Place the cursor in the text cell where you want to enter the formula. Press Ctrl+( or Ctrl+9. A placeholder box appears in the cell.
Using keystrokes, enter the formula (see "Entering Input in Notebooks").
Press Ctrl+) or Ctrl+0 to end the formula.
You can copy and paste entire cells into other cells. For example, you can include typeset formulas from input cells or embed graphics in a text cell.
To Paste One Cell inside Another:
Select the cell bracket.
Choose . Position the cursor or select some text.
Mathematica can hyphenate words in text cells if you set Hyphenation->True. When command names are long, Mathematica uses a special continuation character () to break the name. You can control hyphenation using the Option Inspector. See "Option Inspector" for more information.
To create a new cell in the most recent style, press Alt+Enter. The new cell will appear below the most recent cell.