Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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How can I set Grid alignments using numbers?

There is an example in the Alignment documentation (it also appears in the Grid documentation): ...
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How can I work out which functions work with SetOptions?

Not all functions seem to work with SetOptions. e.g. ...
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Setting up TextStyle with initialization cells in Mathematica 6+

It used to be quite straightforward to change the default settings of a notebook in terms of inputs, outputs, text styles and font sizes in previous versions of Mathematica using initialization cells ...
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How to find out which method Mathematica selected?

There are commands like NonlinearModelFit[] or NDSolve[] that have the option Method it ...
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Plot Option Precedence while combining Plots with `Show[]`

I like to build sophisticated plots by combining simpler ones with Show[]. Typically this involves setting non-default Plot-Options with the different ...
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How can one find undocumented options or option values in Mathematica?

Mathematica has a lot of undocumented or poorly documented options. How does one go about working out if there is an undocumented option that might solve a particular problem? How does one work out ...