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Re: Headers and Footers

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  • Subject: [mg14800] Re: Headers and Footers
  • From: paulh (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 01:29:00 -0500
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <72jfca$>
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In article <72jfca$3hf at>, Jason Gill
<jgill at> writes:

|> I am running Mathematica 3.0 on Win 95,  am having a losing battle
with |> headers and footers.  Mathematica always prints the name of the
|> notebook and the page number as the header.  If I try making the |>
changes using the Print Settings, the headers will be supressed for the
|> duration of my session, but will return.  I tried updating the
options |> inspector.  It shows that I have None listed in all the
appropriate |> places yet, the headers still print.  I also visited my
init.m file,  |> it is as expected
|> PageFooters->{{None,None,None},{None,None,None}} |> 
|> so what am I missing?  Is there a fourth place where I need to tell
|> Mathematica to turn off the headers?

PageFooters is a tricky option to begginning Mathematica users since it
can be set in three different places:

1) In the front end init.m file.  This is a global level specification
and has the lowest level of precedence.  This setting will be 
overridden if this option is set explicitly at a lower level.

2) In the notebook's style sheet.  Keep in mind that the appeances of a
notebook are determined largely by the style sheet associated  with it.
This setting is determined by whatever the option of  StyleDefinitions
is set in the actual notebook expression.

In each style sheet, you will see a prototype for Notebook.  This
prototype serves to specify notebook-level options, like headers and
footers.  The settings specified herein will be overridden if you
specify explicit footer option settings at the notebook level

3) The notebook itself will have options associated with it.  This is
_the_ level you want to set things at if you want your changes to apply
to your notebook, but not to other notebooks that would use the same
shared style sheet.

If you are going to use the Option Inspector dialog to effect  binding
changes in the appearance, it is important that you set the scope
indicator at the top of the dialog to read "notebook". If you set this
to "global" (as it seems you did, given that  you're finding your
option settings stored in the front end init.m), then the changes wont
be heeded when the notebook is printed because the style sheet settings
will be calling the  shots.

Hope that helps. 

If you continue to run into troubles, please let me know.

P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at Wolfram Research,
Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed
herein are those of the author alone.

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