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Re: Trouble reading old notebooks into 3.0


Christopher R. Carlen (crobc at epix.net) wrote:
: Hello,

: I have begun using Mathematica 3.0 for Linux.  I have previously used
: 2.2 under MS Windows 3.1 .

: I tried opening a notebook file from my old collection, and I got a
: dialog box with several options.  I have tried all these options, but
: when I click 'OK', nothing happens and nothing seems to get opened.

I have no problem opening windows mathm 2.2 nbooks in linux mathm 3.0.

Only trouble i have converting 2.2 Windows notebooks to 3.0 Linux format
is some of the packages have changed names in mathm 3.0.
I'm not on my pc right now, but i think you click one of the small top 
squaresin the pop-up box and the convert button at the bottom is 
highlighted, then you click on it.



: What must I do to open an old notebook, while crossing platforms?

: BTW, it just occurred to me that DOS and UNIX differ in the way they end
: a line of text.  Is it because the DOS files contain two control
: characters at the end of each line that I am not able to open them?

The dos CR-LF versus unix LF doesnt seem to be a problem.






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