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Re: error when moving Notebooks from one PC to another

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  • Subject: [mg12846] Re: [mg12833] error when moving Notebooks from one PC to another
  • From: Lou Talman <me at talmanl.mscd.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 00:27:51 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Luc Barthelet wrote:


> I use Mathematica on 3 PCs. Work, home, portable. When I move my
> notebooks from one PC to the other, most of the time I get the
> following error in the message window: An option ("ImageSize->{288,
> -144}") was encountered with a right-hand side value out of the
> supported range for this option.
> 
> I am left with either removing the graphic, making it default size or
> opening the option dialog. all painful or slow. any clue on why this
> is happening, and how to prevent it? Thanks.

I've encountered a similar bug with graphics in a saved notebook that
never left the hard drive it was originally stored on.  I get
"ImageSize->{288,-229.812}" instead of the figures Luc reports.  The
bug is repeatable, but seems to repeat only if I execute the entire
notebook before saving it.  This happens on a PowerMac 7200/120 under
Mac OS 7.5.5.

The erroneous value can be fixed with a text editor--just delete the
minus sign.  But this necessitates removing the cache data line as
well--or, at least, WRI says it does.

--Lou Talman


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