I currently use the trial version before I decide to upgrade. However, a number of expressions don't work, i.e. it results in some errors that I don't know how to interpret. For example, if I use the simple GeoGraphics[] expression from the help menu, it results in the error message

General::unavail: ExportString is not available in this version of the Wolfram Language.

This error pops up in multiple contexts (e.g. other Geo-expressions, CloudDeploy, etc.) and I have no clue why.

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    $\begingroup$ It's because you have the trial version. Some features, including anything to do with exporting, are crippled in the trial version. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Jul 13, 2014 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ Duplicate, but no upvoted answer: Mathematica 10 trial limitations $\endgroup$ Jul 13, 2014 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ @JacobAkkerboom There are a number of duplicates of this. I would think it makes sense to keep one question around with an answer (this one, for instance) and just close the rest as duplicates. $\endgroup$
    – acl
    Jul 13, 2014 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ @acl agreed. I will retract the vote then. $\endgroup$ Jul 13, 2014 at 18:08

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The trial version of Mathematica doesn't allow you to export stuff.

The limitation is really there to keep people from abusing the trial.

Unfortunately, some functionality like that just doesn't work without Export.

If you want to try this functionality out:

  • $\begingroup$ OK thanks. I thought it was the point of a trial version to test it ... $\endgroup$ Jul 13, 2014 at 15:49
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    $\begingroup$ @MockupDungeon It's a New Kind of Trial :) $\endgroup$
    – acl
    Jul 13, 2014 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ The trial version has always had this type of restriction in it. But, this is the first time you can try out this stuff without even needing to install the trial. $\endgroup$
    – Searke
    Jul 13, 2014 at 15:55

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