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Re: Equation style crash bug

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  • Subject: [mg111954] Re: Equation style crash bug
  • From: "becko" <becko565 at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 04:18:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <201008131055.GAA18071@smc.vnet.net> <4C66A6D0.6040005@math.umass.edu> <BLU134-DS6CEA9A43BFD948A6CE2C6999A0@phx.gbl> <4C680399.9060107@math.umass.edu> <201008160956.FAA11497@smc.vnet.net>

I have reported this as a bug and been informed that WR are already aware of 
the issue and hope to fix it in future versions of Mathematica.

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From: "becko" <becko565 at hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2010 4:56 AM
To: <mathgroup at smc.vnet.net>
Subject: [mg111954] [mg111878] Re: Equation style crash bug

> When I have two consecutive text cells and I press Backspace at the
> beginning of the second one, the two cells merge. That's what I would 
> expect
> to happen when the consecutive cells are equations instead.
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Murray Eisenberg" <murray at math.umass.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:11 AM
> To: "becko" <becko565 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [mg111878] Re: [mg111784] Equation style crash bug
>
>> Yes, I'm getting the same thing with Windows XP Professional (SP3),
>> Mathematica 7.0.1, and the JournalArticle style sheet.
>>
>> (What should be happening, of course, is: nothing. That is, if you're at
>> the beginning of the cell, then Backspace should not move the cursor or
>> have any other effect.)
>>
>> Sorry, when I tried this before and said I couldn't reproduce it, it was
>> with a prerelease version of Mathematica. For the obvious reason, I 
>> cannot
>> post this reply as a follow-up to MathGroup.
>>
>> On 8/15/2010 4:37 AM, becko wrote:
>>> I have Windows 7 and Mathematica 7.0.0.
>>>
>>> Every time I do that sequence of steps, or more generally, every time I
>>> have two consecutive equations, and I have the cursor at the beginning
>>> of the second equation, if I press backspace I invariably get a crash of
>>> Mathematica.
>>>
>>> I just want to know if anyone has a similar issue before trying to
>>> reinstall Mathematica or something.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>> From: "Murray Eisenberg" <murray at math.umass.edu>
>>> Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:23 AM
>>> To: "becko" <becko565 at hotmail.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [mg111784] Equation style crash bug
>>>
>>>> For what it's worth: I just tried that in a prerelease version and did
>>>> not experience that crash. (That's under Windows XP.)
>>>>
>>>> On 8/13/2010 6:55 AM, becko wrote:
>>>>> 1.. Create a new blank notebook.
>>>>> 2.. Select the stylesheet JournalArticle (I think any other stylesheet
>>>>> with Equation style will do too)
>>>>> 3.. Put the first cell with style Equation and type some equation
>>>>> (anything).
>>>>> 4.. Put the second cell with style Equation and type something else.
>>>>> 5.. Now, put the cursor at the beginning of the second cell and press
>>>>> Backspace.
>>>>> Boom! That crashes Mathematica for me. All the time. Anyone has the
>>>>> same
>>>>> issue?
>>
>>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
>> Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
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>> Amherst, MA 01003-9305
>>
>
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