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

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  • Subject: [mg23613] Re: [mg23568] sending notebooks as attatchments with microsoft OutlookExpress...
  • From: "Atul Sharma" <atulksharma at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 02:16:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: McGill University
  • References: <8g9nbc$mks@smc.vnet.net>
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Although it would be nice to be completely smooth, I found that the process
worked much better if I ran the notebook through MacLink Plus (or the
equivalent Windows program), so at least the same ASCII conventions and line
breaks were being adhered to.

Atul

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Atul Sharma MD, FRCP(C)
Pediatric Nephrologist,
McGill University/Montreal Children's Hospital
Jacqueline Zizi wrote in message <8g9nbc$mks at smc.vnet.net>...
>
>
>>> 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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