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Re: Re: 6.0 not seeing style sheets in $InstallationDirectory/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/StyleSheets

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  • Subject: [mg76351] Re: [mg76262] Re: 6.0 not seeing style sheets in $InstallationDirectory/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/StyleSheets
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 02:29:26 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at

The original method you suggested -- deleting "MenuPosition->0" from the 
top of the style sheet file in a text editor -- works!

But this certainly seems unreasonably difficult.  Should I surmise that 
Wolfram does not want us to use any of those style sheets for new 
notebooks, and that they are just there for pre-5.2 legacy notebooks?

Lev Bishop wrote:
> On 5/18/07, Murray Eisenberg  wrote:
>> But these are style sheets supplied by Wolfram Research as part of
>> Mathematica 6.0!!!
> Nevertheless, if you want them to show up in the Stylesheets menu you
> have to change the MenuPosition option in those stylesheets. The
> technique I gave you is a little flawed. A better way is to open the
> stylesheet as a notebook in mathematica, open the options inspector
> (shift-ctrl-o) go to "Selected Notebook" and "As text" and modify the
> MenuPosition line to have something like "MenuPosition->1100" (I guess
> you can change the order of the stylesheets by changing the number).
> Then save the notebook. When you restart mathematica it should show up
> in the menu.
> You would think that the File -> Install menu item would do this for
> you, but as far as I can tell File -> Install for a stylesheet just
> copies the stylesheet file into a directory for you, nothing more.
> Lev

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