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Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType

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  • Subject: [mg57967] Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType
  • From: Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 05:10:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Queensland
  • References: <d8bcne$fgi$> <d8e4fk$gis$> <d8jl9e$srp$>
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On 13/6/05 7:57 PM, in article d8jl9e$srp$1 at, "Curt Fischer"
<tentrillion at> wrote:

> Paul Abbott wrote:
>> In article <d8bcne$fgi$1 at>,
>>  "Mukhtar Bekkali" <mbekkali at> 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?

Seemlessly incorporating references from eg. Endnote is probably the only
advantage that Word has over Mathematica ...that I can think of.

You can incorporate references into Mathematica documents using counters but it is
not as smooth as using Endnote+Word. One way to do it would be to create a
reference cell style. Place each reference in a reference cell with a cell
tag and use counters to refer to the reference (cell tags) throughout the



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