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v.6 Editing Stylesheets

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  • Subject: [mg76187] v.6 Editing Stylesheets
  • From: Helen Read <read at>
  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 06:07:28 -0400 (EDT)

So I'm trying to make a custom stylesheet in 6.0. I started off the same 
way I normally do, by going to Format, Edit Stylesheet. Now, the 6.0 
documentation claims that a dialog should offer a choice of

Edit New Private Stylesheet
Edit Private Copy of Shared Stylesheet
Edit Shared Stylesheet

This didn't happen though. Instead, up came a window 
PrivateStyleDefinitions for the current notebook. Here one is faced with 
a dropdown menu Choose a Style to Modify, which unfortunately, includes 
only a subset of the styles. I can edit the styles listed in the 
dropdown menu, and can add new styles, but cannot find a way to edit 
other existing styles not listed in the menu. In particular, I would 
like to modify the style (just the color, really) for UnmatchedBracket, 
which seems to be inherited from the core.nb stylesheet. Since it's not 
on the Choose a Style to Modify menu, I tried adding a style for it, but 
it doesn't work. UnmatchedBrackets in the notebook I'm working in 
continue to be that purply color defined in core.nb, which (to my eyes) 
doesn't stand out enough.

I had nice, bright red UnmatchedBracket in a custom stylesheet created 
in 5.2, but now when I open up those files in 6.0, the UnmatchedBracket 
style no longer works at all (it's not even getting the purply color; 
unmatched brackets are not distinguished in any way).

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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