NotebookSave[] Bugs

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg20268] NotebookSave[] Bugs*From*: Murphy <werner.schuster at netway.at>*Date*: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 01:27:27 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

yo MathGroup, I have a serious problem with the NotebookSave[] Functions; I am using Mathematica 3.0; Anytime I call them, I get a "Why the beep", telling me that there was some problem with the Notebook & that I should close the file & open it using OpenSpecial; the function seems to destroy the notebook, cause some cells turn white, like they were not there; it even crashes mathematica completely (I have to kill it via Taskmanager) this behaviour is reproducable and not only appearing on my Mathematica installation, because I have already sent the following code to a mathematica expert, he ran the code and told me tha he had'nt seen anything like it before; --- Module[{nb=InputNotebook[],nb1}, NotebookSave[nb]; NotebookSave[nb, "MurphyABC"]; NotebookClose[nb]; nb1 = NotebookOpen["MurphyABC"]; NotebookFind[nb1,"CellTagName", All, CellTags]; NotebookDelete[nb1]; --- the problem is that Mathematica only gets til the NotebookSave[] functions, and the shows the behaviour I described above; what I want to do with the code is to: - somehow produce a copy of a notebook - find all cells with a certain cell-tag in the copy - delete all the cells with the cell-tag a previous attempt was to get the copy using this code: --- Module[{nb=InputNotebook[],nb1}, nb1=NotebookPut[NotebookGet[nb]]; NotebookFind[nb1,"CellTagName", All, CellTags]; NotebookDelete[nb1]; --- the notebook to copy is about 900 KB; the problem with this code is that it takes about 126 seconds on my PC (100 MHZ, 24 MB RAM, NT4.0); even on a 200 MHZ Pentium with 64 MB RAM, this code still takes 25 seconds, which is still way too slow; the bottle neck is the NotebookGet/-Put functions; the finding & deleting of the cells takes (on my PC) about 4 seconds; my questions are: - does anybody know a way to copy a notebook in memory (like with NotebookPut/-Get)? AND/OR - does anybody know a workaround for the NotebookSave bugs? I hope you understand the babbling above and can help me; Thanx in advance murphee *************************************** UNITE FOR JAVA -> www.javalobby.org Check this out -> www.jos.org My site -> www.angelfire.com/co/werners *************************************** ... and the fact, that i haven't put a gun to my mouth yet, proves that i'm a winner! Al Bundy