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Re: UpdateNotationsInNotebook help

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  • Subject: [mg20379] Re: UpdateNotationsInNotebook help
  • From: Jason Harris <j.harris at>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 02:40:28 -0400
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>The experts can tell you more, but it basically cleans up legacy notations.

Exactly! It transforms the old style notations into the new style. 
(appropriate tag boxes etc.)

>One caution.  I have several large notebooks which I have run this on.  Many
>crash the Mathematica kernel, which is no biggy - just save and go 
>again.  However,
>a couple have crashed the kernel, Mathematica, and hung the 
>computer!  Appears to be
>a bug which is some sort of conflict between the Notations package and the
>FrontEnd which has not be resolved.

The front end can't handle really big expressions. Hopefully the 
4.0.1 versions are more stable... Basically the function just 
consists of something like:

      NotebookPut[NotebookGet[nb] /. <modifications>]

This is enough to hang the kernel / front-end when dealing with 
really big notebooks.



>Kevin J. McCann
>Johns Hopkins University APL
>Lawrence Walker <lwalker701 at> wrote in message
>news:7u7toq$p6j at
>> Group:
>> In v4, I get the following message after the Notation
>> palette loads:
>> Adding the Notation styles to the current style sheet. You
>> might want to execute the command
>> UpdateNotationsInNotebook[] to update any legacy notations
>> present in the current notebook.
>> What does UpdateNotationsInNotebook do?  Legacy?  I couldn't
>> find help on the function UpdateNotationsInNotebook.
>> Thanks,
>> Lawrence
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