Re: Re: typesetting fractions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg46240] Re: Re: typesetting fractions*From*: "Steve Luttrell" <steve1 at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>*Date*: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 07:16:05 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200401201008.FAA27408@smc.vnet.net> <200401220837.DAA17457@smc.vnet.net> <buqmch$raa$1@smc.vnet.net> <bv000n$jb8$1@smc.vnet.net> <200401260653.BAA29703@smc.vnet.net> <bv5dc7$srt$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Sorry for the delay; I only just noticed your posting:. You assume wrong. I have used (La)TeX extensively in the past. I agree that you get useful automatic page breaking in LaTeX, and figures can be encouraged to float around in various ways. However, I always found that I usually had to manually intervene to help the page breaking process to get things exactly the way that I wanted. Even TeXperts I knew were unable to find ways of completely automating things, probably because I couldn't define what I wanted to do unambiguously. I certainly would not want to be limited to floating the figures in a way that was limited by the LaTeX typesetting model. Now back to the present. I agree that page breaking in Mathematica is less intelligent than in LaTeX, but I don't see this as a big disadvantage because I was used to manually intervening anyway to help LaTeX produce the final publication quality output. I occasionally back-slide and have a peek at LaTeX again, but I come straight back to Mathematica every time because it more-or-less does everything I want in one software package. Steve Luttrell "Murray Eisenberg" <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote in message news:bv5dc7$srt$1 at smc.vnet.net... > You miss the whole point of the complaints about page-breaking. > Evidently you've never used a REAL typesetting program like (La)TeX. > > One wants the program to handle page breaks for printed material > transparently, automatically -- normally FILLING a page to the bottom > margin of typeset material. > > Of course, one should still have the option to override the automatic > processing -- e.g., to force an extra line onto a page, or to force a > line or two to the next page (and accordingly add slight amounts of > additional space between lines on the shortened page) to avoid a "widow". > > And graphical content (or, for that matter, other particular kinds of > cells) need to be able to "float". > > Steve Luttrell wrote: > > You can control page breaks as follows: > > > > 1. Selecting a cell above or below the place where you want the page break. > > 2. Open up the Option Inspector (Ctrl Shift O in Windows). > > 3. Click down to Cell Options \ Page Breaking. > > 4. Select whatever page breaking options you want. > > > > Steve Luttrell > > > > "Bobby R. Treat" <drbob at bigfoot.com> wrote in message > > news:bv000n$jb8$1 at smc.vnet.net... > > > >>I couldn't agree more. I haven't even learned to control page breaks > >>-- and that needs to be COMPLETELY transparent. > >> > >>Bobby > > > > > > > > > > -- > Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305 >

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**Seeking to estimate p and q in y'' + p y' +q y = F(t) using DE's and NonLinearFit**