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Re: Re: Re: Re: 6.0 not seeing style

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  • Subject: [mg76428] Re: [mg76390] Re: [mg76351] Re: [mg76262] Re: 6.0 not seeing style
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 02:46:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200705210959.FAA10029@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

So I tried to put the 15 legacy style sheets -- not including Default.nb 
or HelpBrowser.nb -- into a separate Legacy subdirectory of
Mathematica6.0\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\StyleSheets.

Even after restarting Mahematica with clean preferences, when I select 
menu item Format > Stylesheet, that subdirectory is not listed among the 
other subdirectories (Article, Book, ...) there.

Curiously, in my $UserAddOnsDirectory\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\StyleSheets 
directory I created a Miscellaneous subdirectory and put some old style 
sheets there.  This directory, Miscellaneous, DOES show up on the menu 
of style sheets.

Where is that hard-wired in?

John Fultz wrote:
> That is correct.  These stylesheets are no longer being maintained.  If you feel 
> that the stylesheets that are present and prominently advertised in the menus 
> are inadequate, and especially if they are inadequate in a way that one of the 
> legacy stylesheets was adequate to your use, then I'd certainly encourage you to 
> email suggestions at wolfram.com.
> 
> You could also email me and I can pass your suggestions along, but I was only 
> tangentially involved in this decision, and I'm not well prepared to respond
> directly to such suggestions.
> 
> In the meantime, you can also set a stylesheet by evaluating, e.g.,
> 
> SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[],StyleDefinitions->"ArticleClassic.nb"]
> 
> Concerning the larger issue of stylesheet editing and usage, I have quite a
> number of things to say on the subject, and I'll be responding to some other
> posts on the subject.  It is, indeed, an under-documented area, but I'm glad to 
> see the interest, and you'll be seeing more both on MathGroup and in future
> releases of the product on this.
> 
> Sincerely,
>  
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> 
> On Sun, 20 May 2007 02:29:26 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> 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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