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Company AddressesThe Notebook Format

What Is ?

MathReader is a free application for viewing and printing Mathematica-compatible notebook documents.

If you install Mathematica without entering a password, you can still run Mathematica in MathReader mode. In this mode you can:

Bullet view the contents of any notebook

Bullet animate graphics and play sounds

Bullet copy and paste into other applications

Bullet print a notebook

To create or edit a notebook, you must register your copy of Mathematica and obtain a password. For information on how to register, click here.

MathReader is also available as a stand-alone application, for free download at This makes it possible for you to share notebooks with colleagues who are not Mathematica users.

Company AddressesThe Notebook Format