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Re: Word processing in Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg21940] Re: Word processing in Mathematica?
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 00:49:16 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <87e1r2$>
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In article <87e1r2$s21 at>,
 Jack Goldberg <jackgold at> writes:

> But how does one get traditional text output for an equation
> which is in-line in a text cell?

You do this by creating an inline cell expression in the text cell.
The keystroke sequence for this is Ctrl-9 ( or Ctrl-(, if you like ).
Once you do this, you will see a small pink block with your text
cursor sitting inside of a selection placeholder.  You can now use
any of the math editing keystroke sequences for creating formulae.
Once you are done creating the cell, hit Ctrl-0 (or Ctrl-), if you
like).  The pink highlighting around the formula text should now
disappear.  Every time you place your text cursor within this region,
the pink highlighting will reappear as a visual cue that you are using
the front end's math editor.

This is documented briefly in Section 1.10.10 of _The Mathematica 
Book_ (Fourth Edition.

> Is it possible to get equations numbered automatically? There are
> many, many such issues.  

I've written up a notebook that provides a pretty exhaustive discussion
of automatic numbering objects.  You can find it on MathSource.

It covers both using built-in numbering objects and customizing them
to meet your needs.

> Is there a good (or even modest) discussion of this available anywhere?  

There are some notebooks that were used as talk materials at the 1999
Mathematica Developer Conference.  You can get them here.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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