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Re: Style sheets in 6.0

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  • Subject: [mg76332] Re: Style sheets in 6.0
  • From: dimitris <dimmechan at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 02:19:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f2merq$m6v$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hello David and welcome back!

It is amazing to see you posting in the forum!

Dimitris

 /  David Park       :
> Mathematica 6.0, from what I've seen so far, was done with a lot of style.
> The folks at WRI deserve great credit, not only for the major features such
> as dynamic interaction and graphics but also in many of the smaller changes.
>
> An example is the great functionality of Grid over the old GridBox.
>
> But one exception is style sheets. There is minimal documentation and what
> there is appears to be incorrect.
>
> I could find no way to modify an old 5.2 style sheet so the new syntax
> coloring feature worked.
> Adding ShowAutoStyles->True and ShowSyntaxStyles->True to Input cells did
> not work.
>
> Nor can I understand how to create a new style sheet from scratch, or as a
> modification of the Default.nb style.
> When I brought up the Default.nb notebook and saved it under a new name, I
> could not edit the styles.
>
> Also, when I started with a new notebook in the Default style and tried to
> edit the style sheet I was not given the choice of bringing up the shared
> style sheet, editing it, and saving it under a new name. There was no choice
> menu. It appears that all I could do was import a private style sheet to the
> notebook.
>
> Since the style sheet procedure is quite changed from 5.2, and creating
> style sheets is quite important to many users, WRI should give us more help
> here.
>
>
> --
> David Park
> djmpark at comcast.net
> http://home.comcast.net/~djmp/



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