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I am using version 11.3 of Mathematica and when I make my notebook files I make sure to convert specific cells into text and deselect "evaluatable", yet when I save and reopen the file, the text cell is an input cell. How can I stop this?

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    $\begingroup$ What steps do you follow exactly to modify the cells in your notebook? $\endgroup$ – user6014 Oct 11 '18 at 22:53
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    $\begingroup$ If you want it to literally be text, why not change the style to Text? $\endgroup$ – Alan Oct 12 '18 at 1:09
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    $\begingroup$ Additionally, what @user6014 said. I'm not seeing the behavior you describe. (Probably. Of course, an Input cell that is not evaluatable is still an Input cell. it does not become a Text cell.) $\endgroup$ – Alan Oct 12 '18 at 1:12
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It's not possible to tell for sure without knowing what you are doing exactly, but I suspect that you aren't really creating text cells.

This is how it is normally done:

Position the input cursor between cells (not within a cell). It will look like a horizontal line (not vertical).

Now choose Format -> Style -> Text from the menu. I believe the shortcut is Command-7 on Mac and Alt-7 on other platforms. This will create a Text cell.

Do not change cell properties like "Evaluatable". It is not necessary.

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