Version 6 won't import Excel (Mac)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg81576] Version 6 won't import Excel (Mac)*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 02:10:19 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

A colleague who uses a Mac with MacOS 10.4.10 has the following Mathematica 6 problem: He cannot get Import to work with either an .xls file or a .csv file created from an Excel spreadsheet. Instead, the resulting Output cell just contains a button that says "Import" followed by the arguments used to call Import in square brackets. Clicking the button just opens the Documentation Center window to the page for "ref/Import" which describes how to use the function. Has anyone else experienced this on Macs? Does Mathematica 6 possibly use Java, and could there be some configuration problem involving that? -- 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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