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Re: How to call an external program from Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg106412] Re: How to call an external program from Mathematica?
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:54:26 -0500 (EST)
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On Jan 11, 5:30 am, Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbi... at> wrote:
> 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
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