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How can I input a Piecewise function like in TraditionalForm output?

I want something like this:

Piecewise[{{1, x > 0}, {0, x == 0}, {-1, x < 0}}] // TraditionalForm

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But as an Input instead of an Output.

Simply entering a brace ({) followed by a Matrix or Table after it doesn't work.

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closed as too localized by Michael E2, Artes, Mr.Wizard May 27 '13 at 18:16

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How about Esc+pw+ESC –  HyperGroups May 27 '13 at 13:45
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It's right there in the Piecewise details section reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Piecewise.html –  bill s May 27 '13 at 13:46
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@HyperGroups typing Ctrl+, after this gives you grid boxes you can fill in. Such templates often live in the Classroom Assistant, this one lives under the Typesetting section. –  Martin John Hadley May 27 '13 at 13:48
    
@bills I think you should make an answer. There is not much more to add to it. –  Ali May 27 '13 at 17:07

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In the details section of the help file for Piecewise, there are instructions:

help file for Piecewise

It's always a good idea to check the "details" section of the help files, which can be reached quickly by hitting F1 while the cursor is on the command.

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