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Re: How create new style sheet- Mathematica 8

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  • Subject: [mg121450] Re: How create new style sheet- Mathematica 8
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:41:43 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sep 14, 7:23 pm, David Bailey <d... at removedbailey.co.uk> wrote:
> On 13/09/2011 12:28, John Fultz wrote:
>
> > I don't understand your first point.  What do you mean by "Browse" option? I
> > can't possibly think you mean that the file browsing dialog only shows 2 of n
> > notebooks in some given directory.
>
> > Yes, it is the case that notebooks with Saveable->False should be able to save,
> > and don't in 8.0.1.  But that won't affect stylesheets created using the method
> > I outlined.  And that bug will be fixed in a Mathematica incremental update
> > which will hopefully be available soon.
>
> I have never found creating style sheets easy - and I generally avoid
> them, despite their obvious value.
>
> It would be great if the process could be made more transparent. For
> example:
>
> 1)   It would be nice to press a button and see the hierarchy of style
> sheets leading to the notebook style sheet - preferably with their full
> pathnames.
>
> 2)   What happens when a style sheet is installed - is it just placed
> somewhere in the filestore?
>
> 3)   Editing a style sheet seems too much like editing a notebook -
> which leads to confusion as to what can and cannot be done.
>
> 4)   If you end up with an edited style sheet when you close the
> associated file (or Mathematica), I think it should tell you and ask you
> what you want to do - just like you do not lose an edited notebook
> without pressing "Don't Save".
>
> This is one area where I sense WRI developers have put enormous effort,
> but it never seems easy to use. Maybe a general, open discussion at the
> conference would help.
>
> David Baileyhttp://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

It would be nice if some sort of wysiwyg stylesheet creator
accompanied Mathematica that allowed easy stylesheet creation analogous to
many of web stylesheet creators.

Mike




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