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Re: Re: why won't style sheet appear in Stylesheet

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  • Subject: [mg76978] Re: [mg76950] Re: [mg76871] why won't style sheet appear in Stylesheet
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 03:20:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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That doesn't work quite the way claimed: I use MenuPosition->1800, and 
the stylesheet now appears 3nd in the list, below Default but above the 
group items such as Utility and Wolfram.

The 2nd in the list, immediately after Default, Moreover, refers to a 
stylesheet in the same directory with NO MenuPosition option for the 
notebook (just for individual styles within it).

This is making no sense to me.

John Fultz wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2007 04:54:15 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> I put a newly-created 6.0 version style sheet in the
>> \SystemFiles\FrontEnd\StyleSheets
>> subdirectory of my $UserBaseDirectory (= my $UserAddOnsDirectory), yet
>> it does not appear in the drop-down list of available style sheets when
>> I use the menu item Format > Stylesheet.
>> Of course I restarted Mathematica with clean preferences.  And the
>> stylesheet itself seems OK: I can use the Other entry on the list to
>> find it and apply it to a new notebook.
>> Another newly-created stylesheet does appear in that list.  Also, that
>> stylesheet appears above the first divider and directly below Default.
>> How can I control the order in which stylesheets are listed there.
> Use the MenuPosition option at the notebook level for the stylesheet.  
> Mathematica sorts the stylesheet menu by the numerical values of the 
> stylesheets' MenuPosition option, then alphabetically where equivalent values 
> are used.  Built-in stylesheets will have a MenuPosition in the 1000-2000 range,so choosing a value below 1000 will always get your stylesheet before the 
> built-in ones, if that's what you want (that information also applies for 
> MenuPosition as used for individual named styles, as well).
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.

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