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Re: Re: Changing CellMargins?

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  • Subject: [mg52556] Re: [mg52503] Re: Changing CellMargins?
  • From: "yehuda ben-shimol" <benshimo at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 05:59:39 -0500 (EST)
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I followed your steps in editing the Default.nb style file and see no
problem. You can replace any "Inherited" value by a value of your formatting
needs. You do not have to "inherit" any value. You can change the CellMargin
values of the working environment or at lower levels if you need.
I would like to recommend to you to import a local copy of the style file,
and practice on it before changing (permanently, if you are not careful
Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
From: AES/newspost [mailto:siegman at] 
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg52556] [mg52503] Re: Changing CellMargins?

> On Sunday 28 November 2004 08:07, AES/newspost wrote:

> > I want to change the default margins above and below all the
>>  Input cells in all my notebook, on screen and in printouts.
> > The values for the CellMargins settings in my Default.nb seem to be
> > "Inherited", even at the Global level.  Where are these values inherited
> > from, and how can I change them?

In reply yehuda ben-shimol <benshimo at> wrote:

> The values are inherited from the style file. You can always modify a
> copy of the style file to your preferences. If you need to change some
> to specific cells use the cell options such as CellMargins-> {} or
> Pay attention that if you make changes in the style file, the changes take

> place only for the environment (screen, printout, working, etc.) while if
> change the cell options it will effect all the environments, since the
> is not inherited anymore.

Thanks -- but **what** style file?  

Starting from one of my notebooks I've 

*   Used the "Format>>Edit Style Sheet" menu command; 

*   Chosen the "Edit Shared Style Sheet" option, since I do want to 
    make this particular change globally in all my notebooks; 

*   Doing this opens "Default.nb"  and I use the Option Inspector menu
    command on the "Styles for Input/Output" section of Default.nb;

*   In fact, I've used Option Inspector, in both "Selection" and 
    "Global" display modes, on every level of Default.nb;

and so far as I can see, CellMargins are labelled as "Inherited" at 
**every** level of the Default.nb notebook. 

If there's a progenitor somewhere, I've not found it . . .  


(Just for the record, Mac OS 9.2, Mathematica 4.2)

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