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

Personally, I find it's hard to beat Emacs with the AucTeX macros. If  
you want, you can have all the math bits converted to images and shown  
in the buffer alongside the text. (You can, of course, toggle the  
images back to the original source which, once you edit it, will be  
retypeset with the new math image displayed.)


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On 18 Jan 2009, at 10:30, DrMajorBob <btreat1 at> wrote:

> What application creates, edits, and maintains LaTex?
> Sign me curious,
> Bobby
> 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?
> -- 
> DrMajorBob at

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