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Re: problems with editing

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  • Subject: [mg31742] Re: [mg31714] problems with editing
  • From: Yas <y.tesiram at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 00:14:32 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Avi,
Am not much help to you but yes, what you describe below in the first 
paragraph has happened to me once on Mac OS 9.1 (Mathematica V4). I 
tried everything except reloading the OS. I recall simply copying the 
entire notebook into a new one. Since then the problem has not occurred. 
As a precaution I now avoid making extensive notes in Mathematica and if 
I do need to I will have a word processor open alongside Mathematica. 
Slightly inconvenient but I guess bugs such as these are hard to 
reproduce and often a work around saves time and frustration. Maybe it 
isn't even a bug but a "feature" and is of use for something, although I 
can't imagine what -- just joking! Nevertheless am looking forward to 
Mac OS X version of Mathematica and with fingers crossed I expect that 
some other niggly little things about V4 will have magically disappeared.

Cheers
Yas

On Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at 05:29 PM, Avraham Shinnar wrote:

> has anyone else noticed that mathematica (V4) has some bugs in its 
> front end
> (win Me && win XP pro).  When using it as a text editor (in text style,
> notepad style sheet) to take notes in math class, a number of glitches 
> often
> occur.  (besides the woeful lack of real undo functionality). often, 
> when I
> am writing (at the end of the notebook), especially when I use sub/super
> scripts and stuff that causes mathematica to mark it as a formula rather
> then text, it scrolls up a page or so.  I can still type blind at the 
> if I
> want to(the insertion point is unchanged).  If I scroll back down, next 
> time
> I press a character it just jumps back up again.
> Also, when I copy some formula's (particularly summations I've 
> noticed), and
> paste them later, it sometimes prints out an extra 'dummy' copy.  
> editing
> one edits the other.  mathematica tends to be more likely to crash after
> this.  closing and reopening (after saving) fixes this, but that is not
> really a viable option to be continuously doing this while trying to 
> take
> notes.
>
> so has anyone else noticed these 'features'?  Anyone have suggestions 
> on how
> to fix them?  I reinstalled mathematica after doing a clean install of 
> win
> xp pro, and it has not helped.
>
> thanks.
>     -- Avi
>
>


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