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Re: word processing with mathematica

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg36507] Re: word processing with mathematica
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <slhollis at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 06:24:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <alh8d3$hdm$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Bobby,

Have a look at the "Glue" palette found here:

http://www.mathsource.com/Content/Enhancements/FrontEnd/0212-195

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Selwyn Hollis



DrBob wrote:
> I'd be happier if I could just control pagination, or if automatic
> pagination were done sensibly.
> 
> Yes, I can make a page break where I want one, but I can't eliminate
> page-breaks that leave tons of white-space at the end of some pages.  In
> some of my notebooks, Mathematica puts the first cell on a page by
> itself, using less than an inch --- and NOT because the next cell takes
> a whole page.  If I force the first two cells to stay together, the
> problem just moves to the next page.
> 
> It's enough to make Mathematica useless as a word processor all by
> itself.
> 
> Bobby Treat
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Westwood [mailto:MarkCWestwood at compuserve.com] 
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg36507]  Re: word processing with mathematica
> 
> 
> Kenny,
> 
> Sympathy but no solution.
> 
> I too have been trying to use Mathematica (v4.2 most recently) to type
> maths papers and the like but I'm not ready to ditch LaTeX yet.  There
> are just too many cases where I cannot figure out how to achieve what I
> want in Mathematica, things like:
> - left brackets spanning multiple lines for defining hybrid functions;
> - vertical alignment of equals signs in multi-line equations or
> derivations;
> - setting typefaces in tables of material.
> 
> I figure most of this is do-able, but I don't have the time, or
> patience, to spend too much time on it.  So, I'll be the first customer
> when you write the guide to math publishing in Mathematica - I just hope
> you won't have to use LaTeX to write it.
> 
> Regards
> Mark Westwood
> 
> kenny wrote:
> 
>>I would like to use mathematica type papers for my math courses, but
>>I'm having trouble formatting documents. Despite searching, I've been
>>unable to find a complete guide to word processing with mathematica.
>>Does anyone know where such a document could be found?
> 
> 
> 
> 
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