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Re: Which editor do you use for math articles

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  • Subject: [mg95376] Re: [mg95350] Which editor do you use for math articles
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 05:27:37 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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If you want an interactive document, then there's little, if anything, 
that can touch Mathematica.

If you want a more-or-less static document, then the gold standard in 
the mathematical community, and in a good part of the scientific 
community, is LaTeX. You can include any Mathematica-produced graphic 
there by exporting it as EPS.

And LaTeX documents today typically wind up as PDF, with embedded 
hyperlinks and even animation and some interactive effects.

TL wrote:
> Although Mathematica 7 is a very powerful peace of software as far as 
> the computational part goes it turns out to be quite limited and 
> unstable when it comes to word editing and processing, despite the 
> claims in the help that it is almost as powerful as WinWord.
> For example it crashed multiple times on me while I was trying to setup 
> the right fonts and sizes, as  a result I lost all my work several 
> times, it also messed up my fonts, sizes, styles, settings for the 
> equations, its undo is totally useless and I couldn't figure out how to 
> format a text and a graphic in two or more columns and display them side 
> by side in a notebook as well as how to control what goes on what page 
> and while printing to PDF often it wouldn't print all pages, but just 
> the first 2-3.
> All that said I'm wondering what program to use to write my work in, and 
> I'm asking for advice - is WinWord any better when it comes to handling 
> equations?
> Any other choices?
> What is the best way to export Mathematica 7 equations and graphics?

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