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Re: Help, please: Can't get 4.3.2 to Create anything on Windows 98

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 17:05:10 +0200
To: Alan Marr <monito@monito.com>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org, Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
Message-Id: <20010409150510.E935329@maiana.inrialpes.fr>
> Help, please.  I would like to get a cheap math authoring (to printer)
> program.  The system functions normally for a Windows 98 system.
> I am not computer naive (background in computer graphics programming),
> though I must be stupid or something?
> 0.  Boot system: Windows 98 Second Edition, 128 MB, Intel Celeron
> 	(Would prefer Solaris, but not an option this instant).
> 1.  Open Amaya 4.3.2
> 2.  New XHTML document at default C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMAYA\amaya\New.html
> 	(Would prefer to be able to set default C:\Alan\Math\new.html)

To do that we have to introduce a new environment variable DEFAULT_PATH

> 3.  Click inside window "New.html".  It shifts from gray to gold color.

This is the default color of the selection if you selected the whole body (the 
line displays the current selection).
Normally you don't need to select within the new created document, you have a 
displayed in red, and you just have to type.

> 4.  No response to typing.  No response to Types->Heading->H1

That occurs when nothing can be inserted here.
Could you try this scenario:
a) Insert your URI the field Open: C:\Alan\Math\new.html (if C:\Alan\Math 
   You can use the command Open too.
b) You should have a red caret at the left top corner of the window, then you 
   the text "Title".
c) Press the key F2 to select the whole text (check the bottom line), then 
click the
   button H1. You text is now within an element H1.
d) click at the end of the text and press Enter. You should have now a 
paragraph after
   the H1.
e) etc.
> Same thing for a new MathML document.
> If in #2 I explicitly type in C:\Alan\Math\Temp\new.html, then I
> can type stuff into the document and save it.  However, as soon as I
> try to create any math, it crashes when I try to save the document.

It seems that the last release introduced a bug in the command New. It will 
in the next release. Meanwhile, I suggest you to use the command Open. If the 
doesn't exist, Amaya will generate it (like should do the command New).

Thanks for your bug report.
Received on Monday, 9 April 2001 11:03:25 UTC

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