Re: Re: Mathematica 3.0 & MathReader 4.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg25209] Re: [mg25192] Re: Mathematica 3.0 & MathReader 4.0*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at bekkoame.ne.jp>*Date*: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 02:21:45 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have not got MathReader here to test this, but I believe that the problem is that both Mathematica and MathReader use the same file signature, OMEG. I think you can probably solve this problem as follows. Use any one of the many utilities which let you change the attributes of a file (type, creator, etc) to change the creator ("file signature") of MathReader from OMEG to something else (e.g. GEMO). (For example I use the shareware program Snitch but there are countless others, including both freeware and shareware). MathReader will then loose its icon and assume a generic application icon, but will continue working as normal. However, all files with a Mathematica icon (signature OMEG) will now open, when double-clicked, in Mathematica. on 00.9.13 10:24 AM, AES at siegman at stanford.edu wrote: >> The only thing you have to work around is file associations for >> notebooks. >> Once Mathreader is installed, you may find that double-clicking on a >> notebook's icon will result in it being loaded in MathReader. Check your >> operating system documentation for information on how to adjust file >> associations. > > Paul, > > As you know, I've bumped up against this problem, and haven't, yet, > found the solution for the Mac case, though several people responded on > the the Windows solution. > > In fact, as a test I just opened a notebook in Mathematica 4.0 (by > dragging the notebook on top of a Mathematica 4.0 alias); then did not > merely a SAVE, but a SAVE AS on the notebook from Mathematica 4.0; and > then double-clicked on the SAVED AS notebook. > > Result: the notebook opened in MathReader 4.0, not Mathematica 4.0. > That's NOT supposed to happen, and I think indicates that Mathematica has > somehow messed up the standard actions of the Mac OS. > > --AES > -- Andrzej Kozlowski Toyama International University JAPAN http://platon.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/andrzej/ http://sigma.tuins.ac.jp/