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Re: Converting notebooks to use Mathematica Player

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  • Subject: [mg82633] Re: Converting notebooks to use Mathematica Player
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 05:31:09 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ffn0a2$5nl$> <ffpq5q$lde$>

It is precisely because the link to Wolfram's copy of the converted notebook 
has a finite lifetime that I used a link to my own local copy! I will ensure 
that the local copy is more durable.

However, in future I will give two links: Wolfram original (transient), and 
my copy (long-lived).

Steve Luttrell
West Malvern, UK

"Nasser Abbasi" <nma at> wrote in message 
news:ffpq5q$lde$1 at
> "Steve Luttrell" <steve at> wrote in message
> news:ffn0a2$5nl$1 at
>>I have just tried to do a trial run of (1) Creating a notebook using
>> Mathematica 6, (2) Uploading the notebook for Mathematica Player online
>> conversion (see
>>, (3)
>> Posting this converted notebook online for others to access (a ZIPped
>> version is at
>> To check that things worked on a previously clean machine (i.e. without
>> Mathematica 6 installed) today I downloaded and installed Mathematica
>> Player
>> onto an old PC (running Windows XP, but not connected to the internet),
>> and
>> tried running the above converted notebook. The notebook opens and the
>> input
>> cells display OK, but I can't find any way of executing the notebook,
>> despite the fact that it proudly announces "interactivity enabled" at the
>> top of the notebook, and the output of the Manipulate cell appears only 
>> as
>> a
>> grey square. On the other hand, if I try to run the converted notebook in
>> Mathematica itself then it runs OK.
>> If there is anyone else out there who has a "clean" machine (i.e.
>> Mathematica Player, but not Mathematica 6) could they see what happens
>> when
>> they try to run the converted notebook in
>> It is
>> important
>> that this sort of thing should work OK!
>> -- 
>> Steve Luttrell
>> West Malvern, UK
> I've had the similar problems with the new on-line service to convert my
> notebooks.
> This is the email I send to support below.
> I got a reply that I need to buy service support to get help on these
> problems. oh well.
> btw, you should post the link you recived from WRI, not a link to your own
> downloaded version (and zipped). The link send by WRI remain good for a
> week. It is a direct link to the converted notebook.
> --------------------------------------------------------
> From: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at>
> To: <support at>
> Subject: problems using your new on-line player conversion, not secured
> symbols error
> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:01:29 -0700
> Hello;
> I have been trying your new conversion on-line tool you just announced.
> And nothing I do is working for the notebooks I have wrote.
> Attached is a screen shot of an error I get about unsecured symbols.
> Sometimes no error happens, but when I download the nbp file, nothing runs
> (i.e. I no dynamic UI is shown). Sometimes the file is corrupted and not
> complete.
> For the case above where I get this unsecured error, I also attach the
> notebook I have been trying to convert.
> Could you please let me what is wrong? all these work fine on Mathematica
> 6.0.1 on windows XP.
> thanks
> Nasser
> -------------------------------------

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