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Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg57928] Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType
  • From: Curt Fischer <tentrillion at gmail.NOSPAM.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 05:50:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d8bcne$fgi$1@smc.vnet.net> <d8e4fk$gis$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Paul Abbott wrote:
> In article <d8bcne$fgi$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
>  "Mukhtar Bekkali" <mbekkali at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>>I am writing my dissertation in Word with MathType 5.2 plugin.  
> 
> 
> Don't do this! -- especially if your field is maths, physics, computer 
> science or engineering (I wrote my dissertation in Word 1 back in 1986 
> using a precursor of MathType. Things have improved since then but Word 
> is still a terrible typesetting program). Use TeX or Mathematica instead.
> 
> 
>>I would like to know if there is a way to export (or copy/paste) 
>>Mathematica equations into MathType so that equations still look nice.
> 
> 
> There are -- but this is not a good way to proceed.

I'm curious about this.  Do you recommend doing the actually typing of 
the main text in Mathematica?  Or writing in Word and copying paragraphs 
over to a Mathematica file as they are completed?

I certainly been exasperated with Word a lot when trying to use MathType 
or Equation Editor, and would love to use Mathematica, but Word as a lot 
of features for text editing that I find very convenient for writing 
actual text.  How could one emulate field codes, very handy for managing 
references, in Mathematica?

-- 
Curt Fischer


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