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Re: Another stylesheet question

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  • Subject: [mg86964] Re: Another stylesheet question
  • From: Peter Breitfeld <phbrf at t-online.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:19:32 -0500 (EST)
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Jerry schrieb:
> I went thru the stylesheet tutorial that David Park kindly 
> made available. I was successful in making the new 
> stylesheet he proposed. But I'd like to do something he 
> didn't cover (that I could find).
>
> I'd like to simply change the size of the text in the "text" 
> style (the cell type found in the little box at upper left 
> in a notebook). I can reformat the text cell by cell but I'd 
> like it to just use a proper text size to start with from 
> default.nb. I've given up trying to do this in Options 
> Inspector. I've looked thru it forever and can't find any 
> way to change text size. And if I did, would that change 
> what's in the default.nb stylesheet?
>
> So I did Format/ Edit Stylesheet, selected the text style, 
> to modify, then changed it to a new size and color via the 
> Format Menu and then *Save As* default.nb.  Well, that 
> didn't work -- Mathematica wouldn't even run on restart. I had to 
> restore default.nb from my backup copy. Even though the Edit 
> Stylesheet window says it is using inherited base 
> definitions from default.nb, the file it makes is tiny and 
> apparently leaves out items needed for Mathematica to run.
>
> So I'm missing the big picture -- can someone please tell me 
> how to modify default.nb -- or make Mathematica use a different 
> stylesheet on startup? Thanks.
>

Hi  Jerry,

You should give the altered notebook a new name, eg. jerrystyle.nb
and place it somewhere in
$UserBaseDirectory/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Stylesheets.
Your style will now appear in the Format/Stylesheet selection.


In the options inspector search for DefaultStyleDefinitions and set
them to the full path to your new stylesheet to make it the default. 

Gruss Peter
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