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Re: Modifying the Default stylesheet?

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  • Subject: [mg81707] Re: Modifying the Default stylesheet?
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 05:30:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fdqcrh$mtk$>

After writing the previous detailed answer, I realize that I should
just add a small suite of tools to A WorkLife FrameWork that automates
the creation fo new stylesheets.  So, I will do this...

A WorkLife FrameWork
E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach...

On Oct 1, 4:58 am, AES <sieg... at> wrote:
> 1)  I do essentially all my notebooks in a single default format or
> stylesheet, which I'd like to edit in some trivial ways (e.g., change
> the working Text font to Helvetica.
> What's the recommended procedure for doing this?  Can I (should I) edit
> the Default.nb file directly?  Or better to create a new myDefault.nb
> style?  How do I do this, and where do I put it?
> [And is there somewhere I can read about this (or actually get a step by
> step description of how to do it) without getting lost deep in a
> sequence of infinitely cascading "Help" files?]
> 2)  As a trivial add-on point: The Format >> Style menu brings up a
> submenu that shows you the Style you (or someone) selected for a given
> cell (the selected Style is checked).  
> The Format >> Stylesheet menu brings up a submenu that *doesn't*
> indicate the Stylesheet that you (or someone) selected for the selected
> notebook (the selected Stylesheet is *not* checked).  
> Why not?

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