Chapter 3: Hierarchy
3-11: Views
3-11-1: Setting a Cell's View

Each cell has a view, which provides a description of its contents. A view consists of a full name and an abbreviation to be used in cell naming. For example, the "layout" view is abbreviated "lay" and so the layout view of cell "adder" is called "adder{lay}." When no view name appears, the cell has the "unknown" view. Possible views are:

When creating a cell with the New Cell... command, you can specify its view. After creation, you can change the current cell's view with the Change Cell's View... command (in menu View). You can also use context menus in the cell explorer to change a cell's view.
Figure 3.6

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