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Re: Re: Text cell formating blues. LineBreakWithin,

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  • Subject: [mg104815] Re: [mg104141] Re: Text cell formating blues. LineBreakWithin,
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 06:03:45 -0500 (EST)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at

And yet, I often encounter PDF files I can't open on my Mac, with the  
newest Adobe Reader.

I also find graphics files Photoshop CS4 will not open and windows media  
files Flip4Mac will not open (though that's exactly what it's supposed to  

Almost nothing on my loaded and versatile iMac will open GIF files, and  
this is a VERY old and widely used standard, I would have thought.

So... I'd say that portability rumors are frequently exaggerated.


On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 05:28:01 -0500, AES <siegman at> wrote:

> "David Park" <djmpark at> wrote:
>> It would be so nice if we could send Mathematica notebooks to anyone and
>> know they could read them.
> Agreed.
> And as an illustration of the value this could have, anyone can (and an
> immense number of people and organizations routinely do) prepare and
> send documents to anyone and everyone in the open and stable and widely
> understood PDF format -- with those documents often including links to
> web pages, and attached or embedded images and files and (canned) movies
> and animations.
> And these senders can know that any the recipients of these documents
> will be able to read them using the essentially universally available
> ***and free*** Adobe Reader software.
> Maybe there's some lesson (or several lessons) here?

DrMajorBob at

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