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Mathematica Link for Microsoft Word now available

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  • Subject: [mg2978] Mathematica Link for Microsoft Word now available
  • From: info (Wolfram Research)
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 02:57:01 -0500
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.

Wolfram Research is now shipping the Mathematica Link for Microsoft 
Word, which turns Word into an environment for doing mathematical 
calculations and creating technical reports. Using Microsoft Word 
as a front end to the Mathematica kernel, this link allows users to 
combine text, live calculations, and graphics using the text 
processing and layout features of Word.

Users enter calculations in their Word documents, then the 
Mathematica kernel evaluates them and the results appear in that 
same Word document. 
Users can also take advantage of Word¹s macro language, WordBasic, 
to create new interface elements such as custom dialog boxes, 
toolbars of common functions, and on-screen forms with buttons and 
pop-up menus. 

Other capabilities of Mathematica Link for Microsoft Word include 
the ability to edit existing calculations; import existing 
Mathematica notebooks into Word; flow text around Mathematica 
calculations and graphics in more than one column; add text, arrows, 
and call-out boxes; use Word¹s spell and grammar checks; create 
indexes; and hide or delete all Mathematica inputs, outputs, or 
prompts to create a publication-ready manuscript.

Mathematica Link for Microsoft Word requires Microsoft Word Version 
6 or later on either Macintosh, Power Macintosh, Windows 3.1, 
Windows 95, or Windows NT. 

About MathLink
MathLink is a communication protocol that provides transparent 
connections between Mathematica, a users¹ own programs, and any 
MathLink-capable application. Mathematica¹s notebook front end 
communicates with the Mathematica kernel via MathLink. 

For further information  or send email to info at or see

Ian Collier
Technical Sales Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
tel:(217) 398-0700     fax:(217) 398-0747      ianc at
Wolfram Research Home Page:   


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