Good to know that Default_8.0.nb is there. And, also under OS X, I can use choose it as stylesheet -- although it takes a lot of navigation to get there.
But how does one add it to the Format > Stylesheet menu list? I uses File > Install to do so and even restarted Mathematica 9 with a clean cache (using Shift + Cmd at startup). But Default_8.0 is still not listed there.
P.S. Docs say you can reset Mathematica's preferences to their default value by holding down Shift+Ctrl during startup. But under OS X that doesn't even allow Mathematica to open! It just brings up the context menu for Mathematica.app.
On Dec 7, 2012, at 1:39 AM, George Woodrow III <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was poking around in the Package contents (OS X -- I am sure windows has a similar mechanism), and found a file called Default_8.0.nb. I did a diff with the default that shipped with version 8 and found that it was the same. > > Perhaps WRI anticipated this issue and included this 'plan b'. > > It is also good to learn that Arial made its appearance in the final beta. I was a beta tester and completely missed it. > > george > > On Dec 6, 2012, at 4:55 AM, Fred Simons <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> The new stylesheet default.nb turned up in the last beta release. I was >> heavily shocked observing this. All my course material, using the old
>> default style, now looks terrible. I wrote an angry reaction to wri,
>> suggesting that at least users should have the choice using the old or >> the new default.nb, but never got a response. >> >> Fred >> >> Op 5-12-2012 9:10, email@example.com schreef: >>> On Dec 4, 2012, at 4:09 AM, David Reiss <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>> >>>> On Dec 3, 4:03 am, Brendan Godfrey <brendan.godf...@ieee.org> wrote: >>>>> Mathematica 8 had Times as its default font. Mathematica 9 uses >>> Courier. How do I change it back to Times? Thanks. >>>> Which default font are you referring to? The font for Text cells? >>>> There are many different fonts depending on which type of cell you are >>>> considering. >>>> >>>> One thing that has changed in a significant way in M9 is that the >>>> fonts and styling for the default style sheet Default.nb are very >>>> different than in V8 and all versions before. For example the default >>>> font for Text cells is now Arial rather than Times, and the Section >>>> cells now have a larger font size and are now colored orange rather >>>> than black. >>>> >>>> As a general opinion, I feel that this is the wrong design >>>> choice.... >>> Agreement here! >>> >>> --- >>> Murray Eisenberg >>> email@example.com >>> Mathematics & Statistics Dept. >>> Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) >>> University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W) >>> >>> 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 >>> Amherst, MA 01003-9305 >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> ----- >>> Geen virus gevonden in dit bericht. >>> Gecontroleerd door AVG - www.avg.com >>> Versie: 2013.0.2793 / Virusdatabase: 2634/5936 - datum van uitgifte: 12/04/12 >>> >>> >>> >> >> >
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