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Re: Flow chart/block diagram for StyleSheets?

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:45:40 -0400 (EDT)
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Such a graphical representation would be rather trivial, at least the 
say I understand the situation:

By default, a notebook uses stylesheet Default.nb. And Default.nb in 
turn inherits Core.nb.

You should be able to find both those notebooks in the Mathematica 
install directory's subdirectory:

   SystemFiles > FrontEnd > StyleSheets

Other standard stylsheets supplied with Mathematica may inherit one or 
more other stylesheets, including Default.

For example, JournalArticle.nb inherits PublicationDefault.nb.  And the 
latter inherits Default.nb, StyleMenuClear.nb, and EnvironmentMenuClear.nb.

You can just go and open a stylsheet in Mathematica -- it's a notebook, 
after all! -- and look at its top to see what it's inheriting.

On 8/9/11 7:18 AM, AES wrote:
> Can anyone point me to any reference, in Mathematica's documentation
> or elsewhere, that provides a _graphic representation_ for the
> Stylesheet ecosystem.
> It would be a big help to have something like an annotated flow chart
> or block diagram that gave an overview of the structure of the whole
> cascaded stylesheet system, identifying the relevant files or
> stylesheet notebooks, brief notes on what's in each of these
> components and the level at which they operate, and the tools or
> utilities that can be used to edit them.

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