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Re: player pro and notebooks

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  • Subject: [mg116983] Re: player pro and notebooks
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 05:44:34 -0500 (EST)

Let me correct a few misunderstandings popping up in this thread...

* There is no way at present to embed a notebook to make a .app.  The closest
thing you could do is to configure a notebook to auto-open when you double-click
Mathematica (or Player, or Player Pro).

* Player Pro allows you to interact with any notebook.  It's not necessary to
create a .nbp for use with Player Pro.

* Third-party distribution of Mathematica Player isn't allowed without talking
to Wolfram first.  Of course, nothing prevents you from suggesting people
download Mathematica Player from the Wolfram website.

While I'm talking about Player, I'll mention that a new, v8-based version of
Player (with bundled web browser plugin!) should be showing up on the Wolfram
website this week.  It's rebranded as the "Wolfram CDF Player".  Look for more
info on the website.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Sat, 5 Mar 2011 06:04:50 -0500 (EST), Carlos J. Andr=E9s Blasco wrote:
> I have two problems for it, first Player Pro does not give me the option,
> or at least I don not know how to do, to transform nb in nbp. Second, I
> suppose I can not distribute Player Pro licenses although I think it will
> be possible with Player.
> Thank you very much
> El 04/03/2011, a las 09:36, Murray Eisenberg escribi==F3:
>> Is there some good reason the following is not sufficient?
>> (1) distribute your .nbp (probably that, rather than just .nb, for
>> interactivity) together with your licensed copies of Player Pro, say in
>> a .sit or other archive format; and
>> (2)instruct the user to open the archive, etc.; and
>> (3) instruct the user to double-click the notebook.
>> On 3/3/2011 5:58 AM, cjandres at wrote:
>>> I have just bought Mathematica Player Pro, please how can I embed it
>>> with any notebook (.nb) to make a single application (.app) for mac?
>>> I do not see the option in the Mathematica Player Pro. On the other
>>> hand, the "preferences" in the Mathematica Player Pro menu is always
>>> off, Is it OK?Thank you in advanceCarlos Andres
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