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RE: word processing with mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg36510] RE: word processing with mathematica
  • From: "DrBob" <drbob at>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 06:24:39 -0400 (EDT)
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WOW, that's a huge improvement, Selwyn.  Thanks a million!

Bobby Treat

-----Original Message-----
From: Selwyn Hollis [mailto:slhollis at] 
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg36510] Re: word processing with mathematica


Have a look at the "Glue" palette found here:

Selwyn Hollis

DrBob wrote:
> I'd be happier if I could just control pagination, or if automatic
> pagination were done sensibly.
> Yes, I can make a page break where I want one, but I can't eliminate
> page-breaks that leave tons of white-space at the end of some pages.
> some of my notebooks, Mathematica puts the first cell on a page by
> itself, using less than an inch --- and NOT because the next cell
> a whole page.  If I force the first two cells to stay together, the
> problem just moves to the next page.
> It's enough to make Mathematica useless as a word processor all by
> itself.
> Bobby Treat
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Westwood [mailto:MarkCWestwood at] 
To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg36510]  Re: word processing with mathematica
> Kenny,
> Sympathy but no solution.
> I too have been trying to use Mathematica (v4.2 most recently) to type
> maths papers and the like but I'm not ready to ditch LaTeX yet.  There
> are just too many cases where I cannot figure out how to achieve what
> want in Mathematica, things like:
> - left brackets spanning multiple lines for defining hybrid functions;
> - vertical alignment of equals signs in multi-line equations or
> derivations;
> - setting typefaces in tables of material.
> I figure most of this is do-able, but I don't have the time, or
> patience, to spend too much time on it.  So, I'll be the first
> when you write the guide to math publishing in Mathematica - I just
> you won't have to use LaTeX to write it.
> Regards
> Mark Westwood
> kenny wrote:
>>I would like to use mathematica type papers for my math courses, but
>>I'm having trouble formatting documents. Despite searching, I've been
>>unable to find a complete guide to word processing with mathematica.
>>Does anyone know where such a document could be found?

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