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Re: sending notebooks as attatchments with microsoft OutlookExpress...

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  • Subject: [mg23585] Re: [mg23568] sending notebooks as attatchments with microsoft OutlookExpress...
  • From: Jacqueline Zizi <jazi at club-internet.fr>
  • Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 18:12:53 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com


>> I could, for instance install Eudora; but I don't want to do
>> all that without hearing that it solves my problem.

I sent, with my Mac, quite a lot, more that some hundred, of Mathematica
Notebooks attached using Eudora or Netscape and this works well. No problem
for the notebook itself that can be
opened from inside Mathematica whatever plateform (MAC, PC or Unix) that
the recipient uses.


Some pb might occurs in the denomination of files when sent attached.  If
you are using a Mac for instance you might don't like using extension like
"file. something" and you send just "file"

This occurs for example in a book if you want that your heading will be the
title of your chapter and also will have the same name than the file. For
example you have a chapter called "Introduction" which is  the file:
notebook called "Introduction".  In the headings you get by default
"Introduction" and page number and this goes straight away. No time for you
to do that and nothing to bother about. Very easy to manage and find
information in all your 500 hundred pages using that kind of doing, of
course. But you don't want to get "Introduction.txt" all along the headings
of your pages of introduction, do you?

For some reason, that I did not like to look for, because not due to
Mathematica, it happens that on PC, following which kind of Bill Stuff you
are using, the file that you send with the name "file" will became
"file.txt" against your willing. So if you are opening it you get in your
headings unexpected "file.txt " instead of "file"

It might happens that for the same kind of reasons, some palette will not
pop up when clicking on others.

Hand changing the names is tedious if you have hundred files and brings  a
lot of surprises in Bill world. For example we, French people use a lot of
accents. It happened that I sent with my Mac, 2 different chapters of a
book: one was called "Developpements en Serie" the other one
"Developpements Limites". Believe me that the files that recieved the
recipient was understandable with no readable accents.  Even more there was
tildes in the names of files! Nothing to do with what was sent. Impossible
to know which is which from the names given by Bill Stuff.

No problems of this kind using Mac to Mac. So, from my point of view, it's
not the transfer to blame but the operating system of the recipient, in the
above case, the PC's world one.

So don't hesitate, don't use any more Bill Stuff and you will save a lot of
problems then a lot of time.

Jacqueline Zizi

Jacqueline Zizi




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