Questions tagged [boxes]

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

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Inconsistent handling of Dynamic option values; intended, omission, or bug?

In answering Dynamic ClipPlanes calculated from current ViewPoint Kuba and I got into a brief exchange regarding how Option values wrapped in Dynamic should be ...
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Issue with undo after copying a string inside a string

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through V11.3 Here's a small but annoying issue related to undo and copying of strings. Steps required to get the problem: Type ...
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How to prevent formatting as Mathematica code in inline cells?

We can start a new inline cell using Insert → Typesetting → Start Inline Cell. This is often used to insert mathematical formulae in text cells. Instead, I want to use it to insert small bits of non-...
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Is it possible to access FrontEnd's own conversion rules for boxes?

Before sending its output to the FrontEnd the Kernel converts it into boxes by applying MakeBoxes. But it is not the whole story. FrontEnd not just displays the box ...
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Using an external Pattern breaks Format

I noted while writing this answer that using an external Pattern on Format doesn't work: ...
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Are there any good tutorials on Boxes?

I am fairly competent in Mathematica, but I admit that I am baffled by Boxes, both making boxes and converting boxes back into expressions. I want to educate myself,...
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Why doesn't the low-level box representation of a graph with VertexLabels use GraphicsComplex?

Compare following two low-level box representations of a graph without VertexLabels and one with VertexLabels set to ...
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FormBox in pretty strings

My goal is to write usage messages in the same style as Mathematica's built-in ones, such as List::usage. This involves a mess of ...
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Why does Parenthesize add parentheses here?

I've been playing around with the Notation` package and box forms for some custom notation recently. I discovered a nifty function named ...
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How to do indentation of nesting of Associations, Lists and other heads?

I was looking at the presentation about Wolfram's Symbolic ERP Project and in this video, they had functions to do nice indentation of nested Associations, ...
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Testing Notebook fails on Datasets

I have some functions that read in a .csv and convert them to a Dataset, and do some processing. I've written tests to validate that the correct transformations occur (so far very simple...like ...
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Unknown Box Name (ToBoxes) Error

I'm getting the following error in Mathematica What is going on? How do I avoid such an error? In order to roughly understand how I'm getting this error, here is a bit of context: I'm using ...
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How to rasterize huge fonts

If ...