Re: Using Mathematica to typeset books
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- Subject: [mg125509] Re: Using Mathematica to typeset books
- From: mike at necomp.us
- Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:32:59 -0500 (EST)
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On Mar 11, 5:07 am, Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychu... at gmail.com> wrote: > On Mar 8, 8:41 pm, m... at necomp.us wrote: > > > I'm a newbie to Mathematica. I work with a publisher that is looking > > to use Mathematica to typeset its books. Is it possible to do this and > > what are some books that may be of interest. A lot of the books are > > now set using LaTex but the publisher is looking to set up some with > > Mathematica and then using CDF for some website tutorials. > > Mike it is certainly possible. I have typeset a book and 12 issues of > Mathematica in Education and Research. The problem for users at the > moment is that Wolfram have failed to continue to update AuthorTools. > This was a handy suite of tools for creating tables of contents, > indexes and so on. These tools are still bundled with Mathematica but haven't > been updated for a few versions and do not all work as seemlessly as > they once did. So this has resulted in the process of typesetting a > book being more difficult now that it used to be. There are work > arounds but the Wolfram have iincreased the degree of difficulty by > not updating AuthorTools -- thus creating a disincentive for many > users to use Mathematica for typesetting. Hopefully Wolfram will get serious > about supporting (physical) publishing of books and re-introduce an > updated version of these tools in the next release. > > To typeset a book in Mathematica for your publisher you need to talk to your > publisher about their styling requirements and then create a > stylesheet based on those requirements. You can also create other > stylesheets to support electronic version of the text. Without more > information it is a bit difficult to add much more. > > Mike Thanks for your responses. I'm going to give Amazon a try to see if there are any related books.