Re: , sending notebook attatchments, -- a partial solution...
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- Subject: [mg23620] Re: [mg23568], sending notebook attatchments, -- a partial solution...
- From: "Mark Harder" <harderm at ucs.orst.edu>
- Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 02:16:21 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Thank you, everyone, for your considerations. Jaqueline Zizi's observations about file naming conventions in attatchments prompted me to send myself an empty notebook attatchment with the 8-character prefix: "nullatt1.nb" & this worked!! Trying to test the limits to OE, I sent "nullatt01.nb", and that worked too. So, the name need not be strictly a dos name, but the filename "nonlinattatch.nb" that started this whole tempest clearly did not go. Further evidence that filenames can be a problem is my system's failure to associate any of the names that I sent myself with Mathematica : i.e. when I sent myself a null file successfully, then double clicked on the icon still in the mail display, I get to choose to open it or save it. Choosing to open the file leads to an error msg. to the effect that no program is associated with such a file (".nb" extension!!!), although Mathematica4.0 is listed in the system's file association database for the .nb extension. I dragged the notebook icon to my desktop, and from there I was able to oopen Mathematica & display the empty notebook. I also sent the Excel97 workbook "WY_W&Y.xls" to myself, and could open it by double-clicking on its icon from the email window (no transfer to the desktop required). Maybe 3-letter extensions are important?, or uSoft files work better than others? When I find the time, I may send my observations to the wizards at "Bill World" & see what they think. Again, I am using WindowsNT 4.0, Mathematica4.0.1, and OutlookExpress 4.72 in InternetExplorer 4.0. I would advise anyone using such a system who has trouble mailing their notebooks as attatchments to try renaming the file to something short and DOS-like. Of course, I could find no mention of any naming convention restrictions in the Help database for OutlookExpress! -mark