Preparing Documents or Presentations in Mathematica?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg30341] Preparing Documents or Presentations in Mathematica?
- From: aes <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 03:40:01 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Stanford University
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
I often use Mathematica to carry out a series of exploratory calculations and plots -- which often evolve in a disorganized fashion -- and then want to produce either a more polished document such as an consulting report or class handout or slides for an onscreen presentation based on this notebook and containing some of the results and graphics from within it. Anyone have any good, efficient ways of accomplishing this (on a Macintosh to be specific) without a lot of hand cutting and pasting of graphics and other results, and without a lot of jumping back and forth beween Mathematica and some other application such as Word, TeX, PowerPoint, or Acrobat? Just printing the original notebook itself is not an attractive solution because * The original notebook is likely to be more in "stream of consciousness" form and not organized (or disorganized) the way I'd like the final report or presentation to be. * I'd like to keep the original notebook unchanged because I might want to revise or extend the calculations, or update some of the results (and have the report or presentation easily updated also). * Typesetting and formatting in Mathematic I find to be unmitigated misery. Possible solutions: 1) Write selected results from the original notebook into a separate "presentation notebook" (though this doesn't solve the onscreen projection problem). 2) Write selected results from the original notebook into Adobe PDF format, either in report or screen styles (attractive because Adobe PDF documents are essentially platform independent, and can be easily printed, posted to the web, emailed, or presented on screen using Acrobat's built-in slide show capability). 3) Write selected results from the original notebook into PowerPoint format (since PowerPoint also has nearly all the attractive attributes of PDF). Anyone have any well-developed solutions to this need? In particular, any packages for writing and exporting to PowerPoint format, or packages for writing serially to a PDF document, using Mathematica's PDF Export capabilities? Thaks, AES