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Re: Mathematica 8 docs online now!

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  • Subject: [mg113886] Re: Mathematica 8 docs online now!
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 05:28:39 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ibtp17$8mg$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Nov 16, 10:13 pm, Oliver Ruebenkoenig <ruebe... at wolfram.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Peltio wrote:
> > Sjoerd C. de Vries scriveva il 15-Nov-10 :
> >> Subject says it all: right now the doc pages of the new mathematica
> >> version 8 are online on the WRI reference section.
>
> >http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/SummaryOfNewFeaturesIn...
>
> > Lots and lots of new (and sometimes very advanced) stuff, but still -
> > to my knowledge (*) - no simple way to arrange a notebook's text and
> > input cells on multiple columns.
> > It seems that Mathematica can only have a simple linear layout,
>
> > |
> > |  text
> > |
> > |  formula
> > |
> > |  figure
> > |
> > |  text
> > |
> > |  ...
> > |
> > |
> > V
>
> > like most books printed in 18xx and 19xx.
>
> > - Yes I'm aware one can create cumbersome tables and put text and
> > graphics in different columns. What Mathematica lacks (in my opinion, b=
ut maybe
> > I am the only one on Earth thinking that) is a New Kind of Layout.
> > Perhaps a new supercell structure that can accomodate multiple cells
> > (input, text, graphics...) in two or more (simply expandable) columns.
>
> > Just wishing.
> > Maybe the Front-end Gods will implement something like that in
> > Mathematica 14. :-]
>
> > Peltio
>
> > (*) I hope to be proved wrong.
>
> Here is something you can try.
>
> Graphics -> New Graphics
>
> Open the drawing tools (Graphics->Drawing Tools)
>
> Select, for example the text insert. Write 1+1 into the Graphics, select
> it an use Evaluation -> Evaluate in Place.
>
> Maye it is useful to you,
> Oliver

here's a video along those lines:

http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/mathematicaasawhiteboard/


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