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Re: Modifying the Default stylesheet?

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  • Subject: [mg81724] Re: Modifying the Default stylesheet?
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 05:39:15 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fdqcrh$mtk$1@smc.vnet.net>

Ok, and update to my earlier set of instructions that simplifies
things.

When you have created the new style definitions in your original
notebook's "
edit StyleSheet"  working area, select the cells that are there
(including the first one that says "Ineriting base definitions...).

Next copy these to the clipboard via File>Edit>Copy (or the keyboard
eauivalent).

Now go to File>Install...  to bring up the instll dialog.

Choose Stylesheet from the first menu.

Choose "From Clipboard" from the second menu

and type a name for your stylsheet in the input field and then click
Finish.

Voila, the stylsheet now exists and is in your Stylesheet submenu.

This obviates all of the scratch notebooks that I used in my previous
post.

--David


On Oct 1, 4:58 am, AES <sieg... at stanford.edu> 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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