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is an option for notebooks which gives definitions for the styles that can be used in a notebook.
  • StyleDefinitions->"name.nb" specifies that style definitions from the notebook name.nb 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 "s" is specified by the options for the first cell whose contents is StyleData["s"].
Create a document with styles defined in the standard stylesheet "Default.nb":
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Use SetOptions to switch to a different stylesheet:
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