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Re: Re : Mathematica PC to MAC problems

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  • Subject: [mg25009] Re: Re : [mg24421] Mathematica PC to MAC problems
  • From: ags at (Dave Seaman)
  • Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 01:09:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Purdue University
  • References: <WnRq5.69603$>
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In article <WnRq5.69603$Ok.58956 at>,
Pascal BAES <pascal.baes at> wrote:

>>Subject: [mg25009] [mg24421] Mathematica PC to MAC problems
>>Date: Tue, Jul 18, 2000, 4:58 AM

>> Can someone help?  I am mostly MAC illiterate and have copied a
>> file from my PC to my MAC.  The file appears as filename.nb
>> I then open mathematica 3.0 and try to open and get an error
>> "filename.nb could not be opened because application DOS could not be
>> found"
>> followed by could not find a translation extension with appropriate
>> translators.

You tried to open it how?  It sounds like you just double-clicked on a
DOS file and expected the Finder to figure out somehow that it is a
Mathematica document.  Try launching Mathematica first, then choose
"Open" from the File menu, and choose the document you want to open.

Alternatively, you could try dragging the document on top of the
Mathematica icon to open it in Mathematica.

Once you have done this and successfully opened the file, you should
choose "Save As..." from the File menu and save a new file as a
Mathematica document.  From that point on, you will be able to open the
new file by simply double-clicking on it.

Dave Seaman			dseaman at
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