I've been using it for some years as the quickest way to apply various formatting to selected text. E.g., in a Text cell select a Mathematica name and click the palette's button that changes the font to Courier. Or select some text and change its font to Times Italic. Or change the background color for the selection to a light yellow.
But with Mathematica 9 (or at least 9.0.1), clicking one of the palette's buttons now applies the effect to the entire cell -- not just to the selection.
Has anybody else experienced this? What might be the reason for the change in behavior and how might it be fixed?
--- Murray Eisenberg firstname.lastname@example.org Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305