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Re: Re: Which editor do you use for math articles

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  • Subject: [mg95419] Re: Re: Which editor do you use for math articles
  • From: TL <latev at shaw.ca>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 05:30:32 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gkppt1$dpi$1@smc.vnet.net> <200901171031.FAA14481@smc.vnet.net>

I wonder if the fact that I have both v 7 and 6.03 installed on my WinXP 
machine has anything to do with those stability issues I described earlier.
In the other hand other people seemed to be experiencing similar 
problems, so I'm not sure

As for the undo I think that it's a major limitation as so many other 
modern programs have unlimited undo implemented that have been around 
for quite some time now. And on top of that I've experienced situations 
in which little experimentation on my side results in a big mess up and 
to my frustration the undo command remained grey!

The moral - BACK IT UP!

PS> is there a way to make mathematica create a .bak file before 
overwriting the original one upon save?


Sjoerd C. de Vries wrote:
> We are standardized on Word 2003. That's a pity because 2007 knows how
> to handle MathML and should be able to copy equations from Mathematica
> while remaining their editability. Editing equations in Word isn't a
> calming experience as getting into and out the equation object
> requires several seconds of your valuable time, which is a pain in the
> donkey if you have to do many small edits.
>
> Working in Mathematica is rather painless to me. Haven't had your
> problems, but I miss a multiple undo.
>
> Cheers -- Sjoerd
>
> On Jan 16, 1:09 pm, TL <la... at shaw.ca> 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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