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Re: Style Sheets in Version 6.0 - Again

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  • Subject: [mg76908] Re: Style Sheets in Version 6.0 - Again
  • From: "alexxx.magni at" <alexxx.magni at>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 05:09:45 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f3dp42$fqe$><f3gpuv$3nj$>

Thank you David for helping us to understand better stylesheets
but I found difficult to follow your "StyleSheetsNotes2": probably
because I use Math under Linux...
can you just suggest me a way to do a much simpler thing, i.e. how to
modify an existing StyleSheet (the default one)?
I'd like for example to set the text to blue, and some other minor
As you know, whenever I open "Edit Stylesheet", I can only modify the
"Private Style definitions for file ...".
It is true that it also says "Inheriting base definitions from
stylesheet Default.nb", and when I click on it I get a new window,
with "/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/6.0/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/
StyleSheets/Default.nb style definitions", but in this window I am
unable to change anything.

So, how do I modify the Default stylesheet itself?

thanks for any hint...

Alessandro Magni

On 29 Mag, 10:58, David Bailey <dave at> wrote:
> David Park wrote:
> > My previous posting on Style Sheets (which is about a problem in the design
> > of style sheets, and hasn't actually appeared yet) is off the mark.
> > I have now put up a new tutorial at my web site reflecting my new knowledge.
> > Essentially it is easy to modify 'hidden' styles (in the Default or Core
> > style sheets and which do not appear on the 'Choose a Style to Modify' menu)
> > without actually modifying those style sheets. One simply uses the 'Enter a
> > New Style Name' box in the private style sheet to expose these 'hidden'
> > styles and then modify them.
> > So now I think the entire procedure is pretty simple and efficient.
> > The tutorial at my web site will take you step by step through the
> > procedure, doing most of the things you might want to do.
> Just a minor point, but it would help if that box were labeled "Enter a
> Style Name" - the word "New" mislead me (and maybe you too) into
> thinking this would not help with styles defined at a higher level! It
> would be even better if it contained a drop-down list of all the
> existing style names.
> David Bailey

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