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Re: Re: opening files

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  • Subject: [mg24988] Re: [mg24962] Re: [mg24955] opening files
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 01:09:24 -0400 (EDT)
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This statement (concerning the cache not being reusable) is not true.
The cache is completely reusable from PC to Macintosh and vice versa.
If you're an long-time user, you may be thinking back to the Mathematica
2.2 and earlier days when, in fact, your statement would have been
completely correct.


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

> I have no Mac but I should try this in Mathematica :
> File/Open special .../Ignore File Outline Cache
> Because when opening a notebook, the FrontEnd uses a cache which can be not
> reusable from PC to Mac.
> jmt
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2000, Tom De Vries wrote:
> > Hello!
> > 
> > I sent a question a little while back but didn't make myself really clear.
> > 
> > I am using a Mac and am getting Mathematica files from students, sent to me
> > via email.  Most students are using PC's  (and I am using a Mac)  I have
> > tried tweaking some things in the PC Exchange Control Panel and Easy Open
> > Control Panel but I find that these files can't be opened (directly) by
> > Mathematica when I get them.  I CAN open them with Microsoft Word, then save
> > them as a text file, and then open them with Mathematica, but I must somehow
> > be able to get these files to work directly when I receive them?  Is there
> > something I need to do on my computer to have Mathematica recognize these
> > files as Mathematica files, or do the students with PC's need to do
> > something different?
> > 
> > Thanks for any help you might provide.
> > 
> > Tom De Vries

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