- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: Notebook incompatibilities
- From: p.kent at ic.ac.uk
- Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1993 17:19:28 +0100
Richard Muirhead asked about the problems of loading NeXt or Mac written notebooks into Mma for Windows. One of the reasons for incompatibility is when different fonts are mixed inside the same cell---Windows Mma gets completely screwed up by this. Its quite a serious problem in my view. When one is writing mathematical/technical notebooks for teaching purposes then one certainly wants to use proper Greek, italic, boldface, symbol, etc. fonts to type mathematical formulae. Unfortunately Windows Mma can only handle one font per cell, which is (frankly) useless for technical documents. In a recent communication with WRI's Support team, I was told that they are well aware of the problem but considered it a low priority item! If the MathGroup community conplains loud enough, perhaps we can change that. However it seems that the majority of MathGroup users are using Mac or NeXT machines, and are already enjoying proper technical WP features. Phillip Kent Transitional Mathematics Project Imperial College London.