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Re: Mathematica Font problems

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  • Subject: [mg66954] Re: Mathematica Font problems
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 03:47:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 6/4/06 at 1:11 AM, ski at acrobytes.com (Skillman Hunter) wrote:

>"Bill Rowe" <readnewsciv at earthlink.net> wrote in message
>news:e5mhqg$kl5$1 at smc.vnet.net... ....

>>My solution is to use LaTeX and convert the final output to PDF
>>with the fonts embedded. LaTeX and TeX were designed specifically
>>to be able to type set mathematics. So, the needed characters are
>>found in a standard LaTeX installation.

>If PDF is used, that is fine if the publication is going to be
>printed exactly as you prepared. But what if the publisher needs to
>edit it into their magazine or newsletter?

PDF files can be edited. And for many technical journals, submission in TeX is preferred.

>How about using Microsoft Publisher? Does that work any better?

I've not used Microsoft Publisher, so I've no idea whether it works better or not. However, I am not aware of any Microsoft apps specifically designed to type set mathematics. The ability to edit equations in Microsoft apps seems to be just one more feature grafted onto the app. IMO, this approach generally has poorer results and a poorer interface than something specifically designed with mathematics in mind. So, while Microsoft Publisher may be better than Microsoft Word for this task, I doubt it is better than TeX or LaTeX for this task.
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