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Re: Where Style Sheets are located

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  • Subject: [mg68946] Re: [mg68923] Where Style Sheets are located
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 05:34:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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The same sort of confusion exists with respect to "Front End" and 

Mathematica documentation refers to a "style sheet" (two words), and to 
the "Front End" (two words).   And the menu system uses "Style Sheet" 
(two words).

However, the actual file system (at least for Windows) uses 
"StyleSheets" for the folder containing style sheets, and "FrontEnd" for 
the folder that contains that and other front end-related subfolders.

But the confusion probably originates in the fact that the names of some 
built-in style sheet-related and Front End-related Mathematica objects 
elide the space.  Thus:  StyleSheetPath and FrontEndExecute.  Elision of 
the space is, of course, necessitated by the general rule for 
Mathematica names.

AES wrote:
> I recently inquired
>>     Where do the standard style sheets in the 
>>     Format >> Style Sheet  menu hide?
> ....
> [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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