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AuthorTools "Make Contents" no makes contents?

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  • Subject: [mg68855] AuthorTools "Make Contents" no makes contents?
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 03:28:08 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

The AuthorTools "Make Contents" palette in Mathematica 5.1 just doesn't 
seem to want to create or save a notebook TOC on a single-user Mac iBook 
G4 running OS 10.3.9.

I have a working (and correctly evaluating) notebook with 
Section/Subsection/Subsubsection headings in it.

With this notebook open, the AuthorTools palette opens fine from the 
File >> Palettes >> OpenAuthorsTools menu, and the MakeContents and 
other sub-palettes open fine from it . . . but MakeContents doesn't.

Any time I click on the Make Simple Contents button after doing some 
editing in the notebook involved, I get the dialog box saying the  
notebook must be saved to use Make Contents.   So, I do a Save and try 
the Make Simple Contents button again . . . but nothing visible happens, 
and no TOC (that I can find, anyway) seems to get created, or at least 
to appear in the Finder.

If I click inside any one cell, then click the Make Simple Contents 
button, the title bar of the active notebook flashes to "Running . . " 
for just a second (this doesn't happen above).  If I select one or 
multiple or all cells and click, this flash doesn't happen.

I can change various MakeContents options using the SelectedCellStyles 
or ContentsFileName buttons, and these changes stick.

If I open the NotebookDifferences subpalette and click the Notebooks... 
button, the dialog box that opens shows the notebook I'm working on as 
the first notebook.

But no TOC (that I can find, anyway) ever seems to get created, or at 
least appear in the Finder.

I've restarted the Mac, and also reinstalled Mathematica 5.1 from the 
original CD; no change.


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