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How to call an external program from Mathematica?
Dear Community, could you please give a hint of how to call an external program from Mathematica slide show presentation. I have situations with say, movies that are too heavy to insert them directly into the Mathematica notebook. However, I need to demonstrate them within a presentation. In another situation I needed to start in the middle of a presentation a PowerPoint file and show its part. To do this I tried Hyperlink, but Mathematica opens the file in question (as if it would be a Mathematica file) instead of launching it. It would be very nice, if one may make a button or alike in the notebook just to rapidly launch the needed movie when necessary. Thank you in advance, Alexei -- Alexei Boulbitch, Dr., habil. Senior Scientist IEE S.A. ZAE Weiergewan 11, rue Edmond Reuter L-5326 Contern Luxembourg Phone: +352 2454 2566 Fax: +352 2454 3566 Website: www.iee.lu This e-mail may contain trade secrets or privileged, undisclosed or otherwise confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this e-mail in error, you are hereby notified that any review, copying or distribution of it is strictly prohibited. Please inform us immediately and destroy the original transmittal from your system. Thank you for your co-operation.