Re: Re: MathPlayer???
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- Subject: [mg75763] Re: [mg75750] Re: MathPlayer???
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 05:09:49 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Will MathReader work OK with 6.0 notebooks?? Does pdf export from Mathematica 6.0 embed the Mathematica fonts in the file? If so, why should there be a problem? (Times?) If not, the receiver of your file could, I presume, resort to the following ruse: download and install Mathematica Player. Copy the installed TrueType Mathematica fonts to somewhere else. Uninstall Mathematica Player. Copy back the Mathematica fonts. Silly, yes; works, I think so! Urijah Kaplan wrote: > Well, I've been burned sending pdfs that look fine on my computer but look > terrible on another (font issues and whatnot). Page breaks aren't that > great either. Mathreader also allows you to resize the text to some degree > (not just zoom in.) Sometimes things don't line up exactly as I expect > them to either. Are any of these deal-breakers? No. > > A little digging revealed to me that you can still download Mathreader > http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathreader/download.cgi > hopefully Wolfram will allow that to stay up there for anyone who still > needs/wants it. > > --Urijah > > > > Murray Eisenberg wrote: >> So just export the notebook to pdf and send that! Except for not being >> able to open/close cell groups when reading the file in Acrobat (or >> other pdf reader), that should be just as good as Mathreader, no? >> >> Urijah Kaplan wrote: >>> Of course, I understand that. But the fact remains that it is also >>> supposed to replace Mathreader as a static notebook reader, in which case >>> it seems a bit overkill. It's now more unlikely for me to send someone a >>> .nb file and tell them to download MathReader, particularly if I don't >>> know if they have dial-up or not. At the very least more care should be >>> expended to make the download smaller--just using 7-Zip (LZMA) compression >>> would reduce the download by 40%! Perhaps there can be a "minimal" and >>> "max" download where the min primarily reads .nb files and max reads .nbp >>> files, and the "min" can dynamically download whatever files it needs to >>> playback that particular .nbp program. >>> >>> I realize I'm being an ungrateful wretch, since Mathplayer is far, far, >>> more powerful than MathReader was; still... >>> >>> --Urijah >>> >>> Murray Eisenberg wrote: >>>> But you're not getting just a front end to read static notebooks. >>>> You're getting a run-time system, too, for .nbp files. >>>> >>>> Urijah Kaplan wrote: >>>>>> It doesn't give me a warm feeling though that the Player installer evidently >>>>>> doesn't install an uninstaller nor does it give Windows enough information >>>>>> to register it in Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs. >>>>>> >>>>>> If my life and/or career depended on my ability to run Mathematica, I'd give >>>>>> it a day or two before installing Player on my 'A' machine. >>>>>> >>>>>> Fred Klingener >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>> Also, for something that's supposed to replace MathReader from what I >>>>> understand, the download is rather hefty. (79.9 MB) I managed to >>>>> recompress it to 47.9 MB with 7-Zip, which would be a good start. >>>>> > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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