AW: StyleForm, and other bugs...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg7290] AW: [mg7231] StyleForm, and other bugs...*From*: Buttgereit <Buttgereit at compuserve.com>*Date*: Thu, 22 May 1997 09:19:45 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Well I must say - I feel about the same, especially concerning the graphics programming. I would _really_ appreciate if things would work as they are advertised and shown in "The Book". Having to live on the Windoze platform I would also be happy with a way to get Mathematica graphics into Corel or Winword as they appear in the Frontend. It didn't work in 2.2 - it doesn't in version 3. I will ask Santa this year. No complains from my side concerning the support, though. I can't say I have to wait often - on the other hand: what shall they tell you if things just don't work. "We know about the problem... fixed in the next version..." Allow a bad word: Will we - as paying beta-testers - get that fixed version for free? It is really annoying. But what would I do without Mma? I would have to program in C or Fortran with additional third party libraries. And probably have the same problems (concerning my programming skills: much worse). So what's left? We'll certainly keep "working around" for the rest of our lives. Good luck with yours, Peter -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- From: F Renard <renard at limeil.cea.fr> Subject: [mg7231] StyleForm, and other bugs... Organization: CEA Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, France. Hi, I sent the following message to the MMA support on 9 April 1997, then on 18 April, but it seems to have been totally ignored... So, I'm trying to obtain some information via the newsgroup... In fact, using MMA 3.0 for two months (on SUN/Solaris platform), I can't say that I'm very happy to have that new version, and the most terrible thing is the discovering that the Notebook-version is VERY MUCH SLOWER than the text-based one !! The functions Input[] and InputString[] don't seem to work correctly too (in the notebook-version) : they don't accept any answer that I enter in the window. There is a problem with the Printing Options too : I can't select the A4 Letter format (instead of the US Letter). and so on... Thank you in advance for any answer to any of these problems ... -- Francois RENARD CEA Limeil-Valenton 94195 Villeneuve St Georges cedex renard at limeil.cea.fr ----- Begin Included Message ----- >From: F Renard <renard> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >Subject: [mg7290] StyleForm Dear Sir, I have the following problem with the new version of Mathematica : Using the text-based interface to Mathematica 3.0, I can no more obtain different styles than the $DefaultFont style : the examples on pages 538 or 540 of the Mathematica (3.0) Book do not work correctly : Plot[Sin[x], {x,0,5}, PlotLabel->StyleForm["SINUS", FontSize->18, FontWeight->"Bold"]] does not give a plot with a label of size 18 and of weight "Bold" ! (In Mathematica 2.2, I used PlotLabel->FontForm["SINUS", {"Courier-Bold", 18}] that does not work any more) If I use the standard Mathematica notebook front end, I can obtain some different styles ("Times", "Bold", 18 for example) but not all ("Courier", "Bold", 18 is not "Bold" !) What can be wrong ? Thank you in advance ----- End Included Message -----