is an option for notebooks that gives definitions for the styles that can be used in a notebook.


  • StyleDefinitions->"name.nb" specifies that style definitions from the notebook should be used.
  • The standard notebook front end comes with a selection of style definition notebooks containing styles appropriate for particular purposes.
  • StyleDefinitions->Notebook[] allows style definitions to be given explicitly.
  • The definition for a style named is specified by the options for the first cell whose contents is StyleData["s"].

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Create a document with styles defined in the standard stylesheet :

Check the StyleDefinitions setting:

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Use SetOptions to switch to a different stylesheet:

Introduced in 1996
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