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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

I have been working on a Mathcad file for the last 3 days. This morning when I selected it in the Open File dialog box I got an error message saying that "The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML worksheet". In the 'File Open' dialog box, the 'Files of Type' selection is 'All Mathcad files'. In windows explorer, the file is associated correctly with Mathcad and is represented by the Mathcad icon.

This is the only Mathcad file that I am unable to open...I tried others and they work fine.

I did save the this file as an .rtf file yesterday to import to Word. In the past this has never caused any problems...

BTW I use v.12.0
Any ideas???
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

As with Eng-Tips, there's no need to cross-post. This is a much smaller site and everyone pretty much reads everything posted.


TTFN,
Eden
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

I was going to post the file to see if anyone was able to open it or salvage something but it is 3.08MB and this site will not accept >2MB attachements.

Any suggestions as to what I should do?

Thanks,
Phil
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

Have you tried opening the file in a text editor and seeing what is actually in it? I wonder if you somehow managed to save the RTF version with an XMCD extension.

� � � � Tom Gutman
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

Can you zip it?

Richard
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

here it is zipped.
Phil

I think I inadvertantly started a new thread instead of replying...Oopps!
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

ok I think Mona and I have figured it out. Seems as though when I saved the .RTF file, I inadvertantly overwrote the Mathcad file. The file was still associated with Mathcad though (had the Mathcad icon and ia listed as a Mathcad document), so when I opened it through either the Mathcad File Open dialogue box or through Windows Explorer, it used Mathcad to open it.
Of course being an RTF file, it couldn't do it. It converts and opens fine in Word but I'll have to recreate the Mathcad file by cutting and pasting I guess.
thanks!
Phil
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On 6/7/2005 10:04:26 AM, PhilLee wrote:
> It converts and opens fine in
>Word but I'll have to recreate the
>Mathcad file by cutting and pasting I
>guess.

No such luck I'm afraid! The formulae in an rtf document are pictures. You'll have to retype them all.

Richard


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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

I found this out in short order...
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

I have the same problem. It seems to me that saving
a rtf is the cause some times, and some times not.
Aargghh..

I will never save a rtf again because you can open
directly a xmcd file with word for printing.
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

Perhaps worth reporting in the Bug section, and sending an example to Mona.

Two people reporting the same style of fault is classed as a pattern where I work.

Philip Oakley
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

On 4/29/2010 4:27:58 AM, josesitu wrote:

>I will never save a rtf again
>because you can open
>directly a xmcd file with word
>for printing.

Word might be able to read a some of an xmcd Mathcad file (not the binary part though), but it can't display it as a worksheet.

Richard


The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

On 4/29/2010 9:06:33 AM, rijackson wrote:
>On 4/29/2010 4:27:58 AM, josesitu wrote:
>
>>I will never save a rtf again
>>because you can open
>>directly a xmcd file with word
>>for printing.
>
>Word might be able to read a some of an
>xmcd Mathcad file (not the binary part
>though), but it can't display it as a
>worksheet.
>
>Richard
>
>

It probably does, if you "save all the images" (in the XML options) which will (I'm thinking) also hold the relative positions on the page.

There was a nice tool last year that extracted all the images from an xmcd file...

Philip Oakley
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The requested file is not a valid Mathcad XML work

If you read the original thread, you'll see that it was a user error, not a Mathcad bug, and his original problem was solved. He did expect the math to be editable in the Word document, which it is not.

Philip, do you remember the tool that you describe?

Mona
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On 4/29/2010 2:28:53 PM, MonaZ wrote:


>Philip, do you remember
>the tool that you
>describe?

>Mona

xmcdGetPicture.zip


Philip Oakley
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I have something very similar happen to me. My file is still a Mathcad XML Document. Same warning showed up when I tried to save the file. The Size is 0 KB now though. Is there any way I can open the file even in Word?

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If your file size is 0, then your work is lost. No hope of retreiving any information from it.

I hope (for you) you have a backup, or any other form of previously saved version.

 

Success!

Luc

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I do have a format version we used. It seems I lost a few days work though. Are backups done automatically or you have to create them so often?

 

Thanks Luc!

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In mathcad 11 there isn't any backup function, but then Mathcad 11 hardly ever ruins a mathcad sheet file...

In Mathcad 15 I believe there is an AutoSave function, but it will save to the same file. If Mathcad 15 goes bezirk, it might save your file as a null file... That's how you got yours?

In Mathcad Prime there's no autosave, and I've seen some reports of users having corrupted sheets....

Better safe than sorry: Be sure to regularly save your important work in a NEW file (append the date and/or version number to the file name e.g.).

 

Success!
Luc

 

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Thanks Luc, I will make sure to do that!

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In main menu of Mathcad 15: "Tools" --> "Preferences".

 

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