Please help me. I have gone and mentioned the fact that I wrote a little
manual to read gel film in NIH Image. Consequently I have received about
twenty requests for this manual. Way back at request No.1 I thought I
would just Air Mail it but as the requests mounted up I realized that this
was a dumb idea.
Perhaps I could incorporate it into an email message so I read up on how
to do Tilder escapes in the Mail program on our SUN Network system in
order to insert the manual into an email message. Problem: The manual
contains calibration curves and bits of fancy text formatting that will
not go in like that. Next step was to archive the file into a Stuffit
Lite self-extracting archive and convert it to uploading format using
BinHex 5. I attempted to inset this into an email message and all went
well. I sent it to a friends network partition and then logged on as
him. I read the message (+ BinHex garbage) and saved it to a file.
I then dragged the file off the network and attempted to Un-BinHex it.
I got a Checksum Error.
I got these errors even when the file contained absoloutly nothing but the
So the question is this: How the heck do I Email this manual? I know
its possible because earlier in the day, EMBL in Heidelberg sent me
a whole Macintosh Apllication Program this way and provided you knocked
out the hand-written header it worked fine. Incidentally, if you did not
knock out this portion you get a checksum error. So the problem obviously
lies in the header information. What am I doing wrong?
Nigel C. Eastmond
nce at rri.sari.ac.uk