I suggest that EVERYBODY unhappy with these Default stylesheet changes immediately complain to WRI:
I know I'm going to do so.
On Dec 6, 2012, at 4:56 AM, David Reiss <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have issues with the modifications of the default Style sheet as > well. The substantive changes have broken a large number of things > for me. There is the option, for legacy documents, to retain the > previous version's styles. But if you do any editing of the > document's private style sheet then the overall styles revert to the > new styles... > > So, my opinion is that this is a significant design mistake: styles > that have been used since version 3 (e.g., black typefaces for > Sections & c, Times font for Textual cells, and so on) are now changed > significantly. The right way, in my opinion, to have handled this > would have been to create an alternative DefaultNew stylesheet and > give the user the option of choosing it to use as he or she wishes. > But the general styling changes for the Default.nb stylesheet should > have been only tweaked, not broadly changed. > > But to get to one aspect of your question: if you make an edit to the > default stylesheet then, whenever you upgrade your copy of > Mathematica, those changes will be lost since the stylesheet will be > replaced at the upgrade. > > On Dec 5, 3:11 am, George Woodrow III <george...@mac.com> wrote: >> Hi -- >> >> I have issues with the use of Arial in the default stylesheet in version 9. I would like to replace all instances of Arial in the stylesheet with something else (such as Times). >> >> I found the location of the default stylesheet (in the package contents -- I'm using OS X). >> >> I can open the stylesheet file in BBEdit and do a simple search/replace of the FontFamily. If I then save this file, all references will be replaced. >> >> My question is, will I mess anything up by doing this? >> >> I have read previous threads about modifying a stylesheet and then using the Options inspector to set this as the default. The problem with this is that the edited stylesheets are 'delta' documents, and record only changes. I can never be sure that I have overwritten all instances of Arial (for example) in all the various options. >> >> I can do a test (making a copy of the original default) on my 'home use' computer, but even if it seems to work initially, I would like to know if there are any hidden issues. >> >> Thanks. >> >> george woodrow >
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