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Re: Which editor do you use for math articles

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  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 05:30:43 -0500 (EST)
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What application creates, edits, and maintains LaTex?

Sign me curious,

On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 04:27:37 -0600, Murray Eisenberg  
<murray at> wrote:

> 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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