Styles define how Mathematica notebooks, cells and expressions are formatted, displayed, evaluated and interacted with.

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Is it possible to change the colors of the highlighted code in the Mathematica frontend?

With Format -> Edit Stylesheet... it is possible to adjust text-properties, text-colors, formatting of equations, etc of a notebook and to use this style-definitions again by installing it as ...
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Resources for beautiful Mathematica Stylesheets

When the Wolfram Demonstrations were introduced and the Documentation-Center was redesigned, I remember it was the first time I thought someone had put some effort into creating a beautiful stylesheet....
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How can I easily eliminate the dependency of a stylesheet on a non-built-in stylesheet?

As per discussion here: User A has a notebook that uses custom definitions from styles.nb. Now user A passes the notebook to user B. The styles do not show up for B because B does not have styles.nb. ...
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Some tutorials on formatting notebook for exporting to pdf

I love the way that Mathematica allows me to type in of formulas. It is really easy to type complicated expressions with shortcuts on the keyboard. It would be great if I could use Mathematica ...
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Quickly editing the stylesheet and saving it

I have a private stylesheet I'm using. I edit it by going to the menu Edit->Edit Stylesheet and then clicking on the private stylesheet cell. I can modify whatever I want but it never gets saved. The ...
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How do I set the fonts for Input and Output in my stylesheet?

I'd like to change the font that Mathematica uses for output by setting the font of the corresponding style in my stylesheet; bit simply overriding the default ...
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Any way to make my equations look better, more Latex like?

I find that the equations I write in Mathematica are not always publication quality. Here is a typical example: If I copy as Latex, then I get the following code: ...
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How to change the style definitions for Default.nb?

I have looked over other questions related to style definitions, and looked through the Mathematica 8 documentation, but I do not know why I am having so much difficulty setting the default font in my ...
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How to replace the style of the inline cell in a StyleSheet

I would like to change a StyleSheet in such a way that any text that is typed into the inline cell (the one created by Ctrl+9) is shown in a different font (e.g. the font of my choice). At present I ...
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Programming scripts to create and modify stylesheets: problems with contexts

I am trying to emulate the shift and shift+tab feature in the Outline.nb stylesheet that comes with Mathematica. I added the following code to a private ...
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Defining functions in stylesheets

Is there a way to define functions in a stylesheet? So far I have managed to write my stylesheets without the need to use my own custom functions or definitions. For instance, maybe I have some color ...
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Inconsistent display of TraditionalForm in version 9

After installing version 9, the default style sheet uses Arial font in text and formula cells. So far, so bad. At least one would hope this is done consistently. But now I see this: You can see ...
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Where can I find a dark stylesheet for mathematica?

The default white is very tiring for the eye after some hours.
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Changing mouse appearance at notebook level

Ideally, I'd like to change the mouse pointer appearance(s) at notebook level, from a styleseet. However, I'd be satisfied only by changing its color. This is the main issue keepeing me away from ...
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Package editor interface

Is there a way to get rid of the unused space on the left of the package editor? What is it's purpose if I configured Mathematica to not show In and ...
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How to modify font for all text fields?

I know that one can modify the StandardForm style so that all input and output codes (and maybe other things too) follow that style. This makes it tricky to make input code different from output code (...
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Order/Dependency of Styles in a Stylesheet

How exactly is a custom stylesheet processed? Which style depends on (inherits from) which other style. Consider e.g. setting a font. I would expect that setting the font for "Section" to YY after ...
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Automatically use InputOnly style

Some of the built-in Stylesheets (e.g. PastelColor) connect together input and output cells by setting the CellFrame and ...
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How to use version 8 default.nb style sheet in place of version 9 default.nb

I do not like the new default.nb style sheet in version 9, and would like to use the older one that was used in version 8 for any new notebook and for any notebook created since I started using V9. I ...
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Solarized stylesheet and other goodies. Feedback welcome!

I was inspired by this post so I've made a Solarized stylesheet after mucking around with the text options and asking stupid questions on here. I know you can change the syntax highlighting by running ...
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What is the simplest way to set the toolbar of a notebook to an image?

For custom stylesheets, it's nice to have a graphic banner in the Docked Cell. According to the doc page tutorial/IntroductionToToolbars, this is how you do it, but it seem a bit overkill: ...
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How do I inherit a specific cell option from another style (without copy paste)?

How can I define a style with FontSize from Section and CellFrame from Program?
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Is there a way to base one style on another?

I'm setting up a stylesheet and and finding the process of defining related styles tedious and error prone. In particular, I have several related styles that need to have synchronized settings (e.g., ...
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How can I get information about properties of a style?

I'd like to make some features of my notebooks responsive to some properties of styles in the active stylesheet. Is there a way to do this? I can't seem to get anything out of ...
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How to unlock a stylesheet which is not needed anymore by the FrontEnd

Reply from WRI Support: [...] This indeed seems to be an issue with the Frontend on Windows and I have alerted the development team about this. Unfortunately I do not have a work around at ...
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How to group cell type A under cell type B?

My notebook's groupings for "Subsection" and "SubitemNumbered" are broken: And by broken, I mean I wanted it to automatically group like this which I did manually (with lots of control+shift+g) ...
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How can I change the style of every newly opened notebook?

I'd like to make Mathematica open a new notebook using the Natural Color template (under the Creative category) by default. Is that possible? If so, how?
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Graphs' options vs JournalArticle stylesheet

Bug introduced in 10.4 and persists through 10.4.1 [...] This GridGraph behavior does appear to be a regression in Mathematica 10.4 from earlier versions. As ...
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How to set the output be generated in a cell different from “Output”

I would have some functions, for instance Plot, to generate their output using a different Cell's style rather than "Output". The reason is that I'm producing some documents with many images and, for ...
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Updating styles which are based on styles changed in private stylesheet

Intro Styles can inherit from other styles: base one style on another? And for example WolframAlphaLong is inheriting from ...
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Prevent Mathematica from “romanizing” a string of letters?

When I'm authoring in text style (Alt-7), I'll often include inline math. Whenever I enter two or more consecutive letters (e.g., $ax^2$), Mathematica will automatically "romanize" (or "un-italicize") ...
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What options and settings can be used to create print quality typeset documents with Mathematica?

If I am proficient on dedicated typesetting software (e.g. LaTeX) it makes sense to use that for typesetting but if I am not how can I use Mathematica to create good quality documents. The question ...
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How do I remove Wolfram Branding in a CDF?

I have a Mathematica Enterprise License, which lets me export Pro-feature CDFs. One of the benefits is supposed to be removal of branding and full customization of UI. Does anyone know how to get that ...
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How can I make a stylesheet that counts subcells?

The example cells in the documentation each have count of the cells inside their section: ...
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How can I style text like in the documentation?

I'm writing an article, and I really like this style that you get when you type ?AnyFunction. Is it possible to achieve this?
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Inheriting Stylesheets when using CreateDocument

I build a lot of presentations and custom notebooks with very different stylesheets, and use Button and CreateDocument quite ...
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Mathematica document not retaining margins from stylesheet when printing?

In the process of creating my resume in Mathematica, I needed to adjust the margins of the default stylesheet so that section headers would take up less whitespace. After modifying the stylesheet ...
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How can I make a stylesheet where inline cells have are styled like input cells?

How can I make a stylesheet where inline cells have are styled like input cells? By "similar", I mean the same font and syntax highlighting. I have even tried copying all settings from ...
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DisplayFormula not working as expected

How do I use the styles "DisplayFormula" and "DisplayFormulaNumbered"? Why is there no margin (or empty space) around the ...
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How can I set up a cell style that is ascending dates? [closed]

Outline style notebooks have cell counters that are simply ascending numbers, but what if I want to apply a function to them and have descending dates like this: So that they auto format and the ...
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Did Mathematica 9 remove some previously available stylesheets?

Did Mathematica 9 remove some previously available stylesheets? If so, how can I customize a currently available style sheet to be like a previous one or get previous version's stylesheet back? I ...
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Hidden parent stylesheet?

Please follow those steps: ...
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How to trace the stylesheet directives responsible for the selected text's appearance?

By way of example, in a typical Mathematica interactive session, one sees text content as shown below: Three different text styles can be seen in this figure: input, output, and the style for the <...
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Is it possible to define more than 9 shortcuts for notebook cell styles?

You can define shortcuts for notebook cell styles in the stylesheet editor, by adding MenuCommandKey->"7", etc. to the style definition. That is, you can define ...
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How to make a style for paragraphs with hanging indents

I am making slides with text. I created a style template, but I cannot see how to make a style for a hanging paragraph. Is there a way to do this?
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How to have an Input cell that doubles as an Output

Motivation / examples: on a spreadsheet environment, each cell doubles as input and output. If we click on it, it shows the input; if we hit Enter, it shows the output; on this answer, I tried to ...
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Why MMA cannot apply the correct style of unit?

When I select Style-> Style-> DisplayFormulaNumbered Then I type some formula show as below: I found that the font of formula is not Times New Roman,so I select the unit ,then select ...
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Why does Installing small caps fonts in OS X cause notebook Text cells to use that font?

I installed Adobe Type 1 Times Roman SC (small caps) and Times Roman Bold SC fonts on my Mac OS X system. Now every old or newly-created Text style cell in every ...
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Updating the format style of input cells from an older/'pre-styled' notebook

I have been given a large notebook that was created in mathematica 6. It contains a structure of sections and subsections and the input text is formatted in an unusual (possibly just old) style (see ...
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(Centered) Automatic Numbering of Figures

I want to create a figure caption cell style that prefixes a centred figure caption with Figure X, where X is an incremental number I have seen two methods for automatically numbering figures: ...