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Re: Uninstalling/Reinstalling Mathematica 7?
In article <hhkj1l$4u1$1 at smc.vnet.net>, AES <siegman at stanford.edu> wrote: > I need to repair, restore, or reinstall the default "Default" stylesheet > in my copy of Mathematica 7.0.1 on a single-user 2008-vintage MacBook > running 10.4.11. > > (I apparently screwed it up big time trying to edit it.) > > I have the registered and licensed master Single-User CD used for the > current installation, and am thinking the easiest approach might be just > a full uninstall and clean reinstall of the entire v7 app -- but can't > find any clear discussion of how to do this anywhere in the > documentation. > > (There's discussion of installing the latest version over *earlier* > versions -- but nothing on uninstalling the current app, or installing > over the same current version already installed.) > > Or could I find that stylesheet on the CD itself, and just copy it over? > > Thanks for any advice. my experience with a related issue suggests that you can indeed simply put a clean copy of the default stylesheet into the installed package. (I do something related: I edit menusetup.tr every time i get a new one, so that cmd-u gets me underlined text.) on my macbook, i get to those things by using control click on the mathematica package to get the contextual menu item "show package contents" which displays the mathematica package as an ordinary folder. moving down thru system files ... front end ... stylesheets gets me to the folder containing, among other things, default.nb . (and i believe that _is_ what you want to replace.) I do not have a CD, but if I double-click the dmg file, after it expands, instead of dragging the mathematica icon to the applications folder, i can do i just verified exactly the same thing to get to default.nb on the mounted disk image. i stopped short of doing a copy, but i was in the appropriate subfolder and would be shocked discover that i could not have actually done the copy. vale, rip -- email address is r i p 1 AT c o m c a s t DOT n e t