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Re: Changing CellMargins?

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  • Subject: [mg52503] Re: Changing CellMargins?
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 05:24:07 -0500 (EST)
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> On Sunday 28 November 2004 08:07, AES/newspost wrote:

> > I want to change the default margins above and below all the
>>  Input cells in all my notebook, on screen and in printouts.
> > The values for the CellMargins settings in my Default.nb seem to be
> > "Inherited", even at the Global level.  Where are these values inherited
> > from, and how can I change them?

In reply yehuda ben-shimol <benshimo at> wrote:

> The values are inherited from the style file. You can always modify a local 
> copy of the style file to your preferences. If you need to change some values 
> to specific cells use the cell options such as CellMargins-> {} or similar. 
> Pay attention that if you make changes in the style file, the changes take 
> place only for the environment (screen, printout, working, etc.) while if you 
> change the cell options it will effect all the environments, since the value 
> is not inherited anymore.

Thanks -- but **what** style file?  

Starting from one of my notebooks I've 

*   Used the "Format>>Edit Style Sheet" menu command; 

*   Chosen the "Edit Shared Style Sheet" option, since I do want to 
    make this particular change globally in all my notebooks; 

*   Doing this opens "Default.nb"  and I use the Option Inspector menu
    command on the "Styles for Input/Output" section of Default.nb;

*   In fact, I've used Option Inspector, in both "Selection" and 
    "Global" display modes, on every level of Default.nb;

and so far as I can see, CellMargins are labelled as "Inherited" at 
**every** level of the Default.nb notebook. 

If there's a progenitor somewhere, I've not found it . . .  


(Just for the record, Mac OS 9.2, Mathematica 4.2)

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