Re: Text cell formating blues. LineBreakWithin, PageWidth, WordWrapping
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- Subject: [mg104127] Re: Text cell formating blues. LineBreakWithin, PageWidth, WordWrapping
- From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
- Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 04:52:27 -0400 (EDT)
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Alexei, As you say, one can adjust the printed document "by hand". Put the Screen Environment to Printing, use the Options Inspector to Show Page Breaks for the notebook, insert Page Breaks by hand, use ImageSize in plots to adjust their size, use PageBreakWithin for large Text cells, use Magnify or Magnification to adjust the size of cells, or change font sizes in cells, etc. But this is a lot of work and I wouldn't want to do it for a long document that was undergoing modification. The codex book replaced the ancient scroll because it was much easier to find your way through it. But the codex form introduces a horrible construct called the page. A page has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject matter or content of the document. It is a mad slasher slicing up your work on nothing other than considerations of physical size. A Mathematica notebook with sectional grouping (with group openers) and minimal scrolling is a far better organization. It smoothly adapts to the subject matter. It would be so nice if we could send Mathematica notebooks to anyone and know they could read them. David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ From: Alexei Boulbitch [mailto:Alexei.Boulbitch at iee.lu] Hi, for these purposes you can also go for the StyleSheet entitled Journal Article, which is very well suited for the kind of documents you seem to have in mind. It is in the Menu/Format/Stylesheet/Article/Journal Article. One problem with all these pdf files produced out of notebooks, is that if graphics is in, when transforming it into pdf you may get empty parts of some pages, if there was an image on the corresponding place whose geometrical size was larger than the place on the page left for it. In this case it will be placed on the next page. In principle, this problem may be solved by some formatting of the paper "by hand". By the way, does someone know a better way of dealing with the empty "half-pages"? Have success, Alexei Hello V7 on windows XP. I normally use Mathematica just to do the computation/solving/verification part and then use Latex for actually writing my final homework and school report (I use Scientific workplace SW). Today I decided to give Mathematica another try to see if I can write the whole thing in one document, i.e. code and report. This way everything is in one place and no need to copy and paste stuff between Mathematica and SW. For the last hour and more I have been fighting with Mathematica to make Text cells look nice after exporting to PDF. i.e. i'd like lines to be of reasonably equal length. Mathematica break lines in places where I do not want it to, so I end up with text paragraphs that looks like the following on the screen and also in PDF (notice the extra spaces even to the left of some lines) xxxxxx xx, xxxxx xxxxxxxxx, xxxx So, this is what I tried, but I am about to give up, but I thought let me post this and may be there is simple solution that I am missing. First I turned OFF the LineBreakWithin (i.e. set it to false from automatic in the option inspector, did this for Global, Notebook and Selection). btw, why does an "X" still show up sometime the the left of an option name after I change its value? So, now my lines are very long and they are cut off when printing. I.e. they are like this xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx So, I select the text cell again, and did Format->WordWrapping->Wrap at paper width, but now it looks like xxxxxxx| text here not showing xxxxxxx| ...... xxxxxxx| ..... xxxxxxx| ..... and the rest of each line (if it longer than page width) is not visible on the screen and neither in PDF. Next I went to option inspector and set "PageWidth" to paperWidth (it was infinity) I could only change this option in Global and not in notebook or Selection (the field was grayed out there). ? But this did not help either. For lines that are too long, I can see the rest of the line on the screen and have to scroll horizontally to see it. I tried many other things. Does any one know what is the best combination of options/formatting to use so that text cells would looks the best for printing? and which font to use for best results? btw, I try to not hit carriage return when I write text in a text cell. Turning off LineBreakWithin seems to be the key option to play with, but I think I made things worst. I tried also to change the cell style to ItemParagraph from text, but this did not seem to help much. I would love to use Mathematica to typeset my reports, but I still find Latex output via SW easier to work with. ps. I use Report style sheet, but even default style sheet has the same problem. I put the current notebook here that I am trying these things on, so you can see the mess I made with the text cells http://12000.org/tmp/oct_16_2009/ thanks for any hints --Nasser -- Alexei Boulbitch, Dr., habil. Senior Scientist IEE S.A. ZAE Weiergewan 11, rue Edmond Reuter L-5326 Contern Luxembourg Phone: +352 2454 2566 Fax: +352 2454 3566 Website: www.iee.lu This e-mail may contain trade secrets or privileged, undisclosed or otherwise confidential information. 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