*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg12158] Re: Mathematica 3.0.1 / Win95 woes*From*: Selwyn Hollis <shollis@peachnet.campus.mci.net>*Date*: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 01:46:42 -0400*Organization*: shollis@peachnet.campus.mci.net*References*: <6hrs1e$h7c$10@dragonfly.wolfram.com>

So it seems that Mathematica 3.0 front-end bugs are not special to any one platform. I've just completed a 270-page calculus manual, created entirely with the Macintosh version of Mathematica 3.0. If anyone reading this is considering similar insanity, I would advise you to think again. Otherwise be prepare to spend days upon days in page-break hell. Let's all hope that WRI does the right thing and provides us all with a free 3.1 upgrade/bug-fix. These well-known bugs alone in the Mac version warrant a free upgrade: + evaluation delay when AppleTalk is on + page breaks are wrong unless cell brackets are off (Try tweaking page breaks with cell brackets off. Big FUN!) + bad bounding box when saving graphics as EPS Cheers, and viva Mathematica and Macintosh!! L. Dwynn Lafleur wrote: > I seem to have much difficulty making Mathematica 3.0.1 behave correctly > with the Windows 95 front end. There are several of little annoyances, > like the cursor disappearing on (random?) occasions. Some standard > Win95 keystrokes don't work, such as Shift-DownArrow, which should > select (highlight) text down to the next line. Interestingly, > Mathematica has incorporated SOME of the Windows standard Shift-XXX > selection mechanisms, e.g., Shift-End successfully selects to the end > of the current line. > > But the big problem is importing graphics for use as illustrations in > Mathematica notebooks, e.g., in text cells. Under the topic > "Import/Export Features (Windows)", the Mathematica 3.0.1 help files > state the following : > > "Graphics which are formatted as bitmaps, metafiles, or Encapsulated > PostScript can be opened by Mathematica via the Open item in the File > menu. You may also have a graphic inserted at a particular location by > copying and pasting the graphic from another application." > > I haven't performed a documented series of controlled experiments yet, > but attempts to import BMP, WMF, and EPS graphic files have almost > always failed. I don't think I have ever been able to import an EPS > file, and have only occasional and partial success with the other two > formats. The usual problem is that the graphic image does not appear > in the notebook or, if it does, it prints out incorrectly, with the > left portion of the printed figure chopped off regardless of the > location of the graphic in the notebook cell. -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Selwyn Hollis Associate Professor of Mathematics Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah, GA 31419 USA <http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis/> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~