Where Style Sheets are located
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- Subject: [mg68923] Where Style Sheets are located
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 07:15:56 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Stanford University
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
I recently inquired
> Where do the standard style sheets in the
> Format >> Style Sheet menu hide?
and a helpful email correspondent replied:
> In the SystemFiles\FrontEnd\StyleSheets
> subfolder of the installation folder.
which turns out to be true, at least on my Mac. But I'd just note the
following comments FWTW:
* Mathematica on the Mac is installed as a "package", which I guess is
an effective and useful way to, well, "package up" an app and all its
files in a single closed container.
* This package can be opened in the Finder and its contents examined
and even messed with using some slightly arcane (and, to the novice,
perhaps rather intimidating) tools; and doing this indeed reveals the
subfolder full of style sheets as mentioned above.
* But, on Mac OS 10.3.9 at least, the basic "Find" function in the
Finder will *not* find the contents of this subfolder, even if you
extend the search to "Visible and invisible files". You can't search
for and find "ArticleClassic.nb" for example.
* Worse yet, when I search in this way for "Default.nb" I get 4 or 5
hits spread around in other Mathematica-related folders on my HD, none
of which are *the* Default.nb that's inside the Mathematica package (which I
presume is the functional one that's actually used when Mathematica is
In other words, not a totally helpful setup . . .
[And by the way, is it "style sheet" or "stylesheet"? Note that
Mathematica itself uses *both* forms at different points in its naming
and documentation -- which doesn't make searches for information on
style sheets/stylesheets any easier.]
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