I've been asked by a colleague if there was a way to change the way the Description tab's info is displayed in ArcCatalog. Looking around Google did not enlighten me at all. To cut a long story short, I looked around the ArcGIS 10 installation directory and identified a file in C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\Metadata\Stylesheets\ArcGIS_Imports called general.xslt. This file seems to hold the default styling for the metadata in the Description tab. This is basically something like a CSS style-sheet file. Make the necessary changes and save the file and voila! As easy as 1-2-3!!
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