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Re: Re: Re: embedding Mathematica equations in MS Word part 2

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  • Subject: [mg26267] Re: [mg26237] Re: [mg26217] Re: embedding Mathematica equations in MS Word part 2
  • From: "Gareth J. Russell" <russell at cerc.columbia.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 00:19:40 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Metafile is a Microsoft format not supported on the Mac in non-Microsoft
software.

I would suggest either DongGooks's usggestion if making the notebook
directly into a .pdf file, or simply using Word's equation editor (or it's
more powerful sister, MathType). It depends how many you have to do. If you
only have a few equations to transfer, doing them by hand in Word will
probably take less time than any method of transfering them. And, they will
look good.

Interestingly, Mathematica and MathType are in varying stages of supporting
both TeX and MathML. For MathType, the Windows version is more advanced in
this respect. The good news is that soon it should be possible to copy and
paste equations in this format, which will make life much easier!

Gareth


on 12/6/00 2:16 AM, Andrew Watson at abwatson at mail.arc.nasa.gov wrote:

> I am very interested in getting high quality equations from Mathematica into
> word/pdf/html. As to your method, on Mathematica 4.1 on a mac, there is no
> "right button" and I do not find the "Copy As -- Metafile" option.
> Any suggestions?
> 
> Andrew
> 
> 
>> Hi Mike,
>> 
>> I cannot understand what you exactly want to do. But, anyway, I suppose that
>> you are not aware of probably the best way to copy a Mathematica
>> equation into a
>> Word document, which is:
>> 
>> 1) Drag and Select the part of equation in the notebook.
>> 2) Push the right button and the pop-up menu will display, where you
>> select "Copy As -- Metafile".
>> 3) In the Word file, select "Edit -- Paste Special -- Extended Meta
>> File"
>> 
>> Note that simple copy by "Ctrl V" or "Edit -- Paste" does not work well.
>> By the way, why don't you make your notebook files directly into pdf files,
>> instead of Word to PDF?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> DongGook Park

 
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