Boxes are the underlying representation of two-dimensional forms in notebooks.

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How can I get the unchanged Box form of an arbitrary expression?

One may observe that MakeBoxes does not give the actual Box form of various expressions: MakeBoxes[{1*^4, 000123, a*b c}] ...
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Tokenize Mathematica input in a simple way

Background Usually, I give detailed descriptions when I have a question which sometimes lead to that users don't write their answers because they maybe think their answer is too simple. Therefore, I ...
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Functions returns Command Completion Output

Is there a function that returns the output as if you invoked Command Completion. To help clarify I am looking for a function that returns the Cell Data as if you invoked ...
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How to embed an image into a string?

Note: The bug described in the post is in Mathematica 9, and has been fixed in 10.0. The documentation for String contains the following statements: Strings ...
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Is there a way to have a Tooltip for non-editable raster graphics produced by MakeBoxes?

I have a function which produces a large object I would like to hide. Formatting is of course an option but I'm hoping for something a little more meaningful using raster graphics and ...
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Backslash commands in strings?

I discovered by playing around that Text[DisplayForm@SubscriptBox["\[Lambda]", "k"]] produces the same result as ...
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How to change brackets in TraditionalForm output

I'm trying to improve TraditionalForm's output by using different brackets when there are more than one. For instance, instead of $u(v(r(b))))$, I'd like to get ...
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Prevent front-end from reformatting long fractions while editing

I am editing an expression containing wide fractions (typeset with fraction boxes): But if, while editing the equation, the fraction exceeds some threshold (seems to be approximately the window ...
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Removing spurious parenthesis in `TraditionalForm`

I don't understand the following behavior (in v 9.0.1) of TraditionalForm regarding insertion of parenthesis. Let us start with the a definition for ...
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How do I mimic the functionality of “<>”?

The Cell expression for: <> is Cell[BoxData["<>"], "Input"] However similar expressions are parsed into ...
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ToBoxes Respect Spaces Code

Is there a way to force either ToBoxes or MakeBoxes to respect the spacing that occurs in the code? For example is there a way ...
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Combination of CellPrint and PrintTemporary, or DisplayForm for Cells

I'm programmatically generating some formatted output that generates a cell in the form of a Cell[] expression. For instance, the output might be ...
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Converting string representation of boxes into explicit boxes

It is very easy and convenient to write textual labels as Strings in the WYSIWYG mode. For example, I define a short form describing a linear model: ...
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Unexpected result when reading Cell with comment-lines by NotebookRead

When considering this question about re-formatting Cell (also this one), I encountered an issue which confuses me. I'll let the code itself speak: Consider the ...
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How to import a Microsoft Word document into Mathematica?

I have a Microsoft Word document in DOCX format. I need to import it into Mathematica as a String preserving all formatting (font, size, bold/italic style, colors, ...