ULTIMO RILASCIO: Giugno 2015

Scientific Word makes creating professional documents easy. With Scientific Word, you compose mathematical, scientific, and technical documents at the keyboard using natural mathematical notation. You can choose whether to publish your document on the Web or print it with or without LaTeX typesetting.

 

Scientific Word Version 6 brings you the ease of entering text and mathematics in natural notation in an easy-to-use word processing system. Now running on OS X®, as well as on Windows®, with its entirely new Mozilla-based architecture, Scientific Word 6 provides more flexibility for your workplace. You can save or export your documents in multiple formats, according to your publication and portability needs. Your documents are saved as xml files which makes them completely portable across platforms. Sharing your work with colleagues is easier than ever.

 

All of the MacKichan Software products share the same easy-to-learn, easy-to-use scientific word processor. You can create mathematical and scientific documents easily, combining text and mathematics in a completely integrated environment. Scientific Word 6 allows you to compose and edit complex documents directly on the screen without having to think in a programming language.

 

Scientific Word 6 enhances important features that were present in earlier versions of the program: compatibility with other software and systems; a rich interface based on the logical separation of content and appearance; the natural entry of text and mathematics; and the ability to typeset complex technical documents with LATEX, the industry standard for mathematics and scientific publishing.

 

Because Scientific Word 6 is a front end to LATEX, you do not have to learn the LATEX syntax. When you typeset, LATEX automatically generates footnotes, indexes, bibliographies, tables of contents, and cross-references.

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

While you are doing the work of creating content, you do not need to be distracted by formatting tasks. Scientific Word 6 does that work for you. With so many available output options, each with a different purpose and appearance, taking the time-consuming approach of trying to make the document on the screen look as much as possible like the printed document is simply not necessary.

 

Because the document window does not correspond directly to the size of online or printed pages, the program does not display page divisions or fixed line lengths on the screen; lines are broken to fit the size of the window. When you preview the document, you will see the page divisions correctly. Our programs use styles and tags for formatting documents, which can be printed directly or saved as XHTML files for use on your website.

 

Scientific Word 6 provides direct access to the Internet from within the program. The online Help system provides fast information when you need it. Free, competent technical help is available from MacKichan Software, Inc. by email, phone, or fax.

 

NEW LOOK

The program window has been completely redesigned to provide easy access to the tools you need to create and navigate documents. In addition to the standard menu bar at the top, there is a status bar at the bottom and several other customizable toolbars just above the text entry area.

 

Natural Math Notation

Until now, traditional typesetting and symbolic computation systems forced you to use an array of commands and a complex syntax to represent your input. Many of these systems have over 2,000 separate operators, such as int and diff, that you must learn in order to create input. Scientific Word® eliminates the need to learn complex syntax by using natural notation for input and to show results. With these products, you can enter mathematics easily with the mouse, or, as you gain confidence and familiarity, with keyboard shortcuts.

 

Logical Design

Scientific WorkPlace®, Scientific Word®, and Scientific Notebook® are designed to increase productivity for anyone who writes technical documents, especially those containing mathematics. They are perfect for writers in all technical fields: mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, statistics, medical research, operations research, logic, and more.

 

Typesetting Features

 

Web Publishing

When you want to publish your document on the web, you simply choose “Export to Web” on the File menu. This will save your document, any graphics files your document references, the CSS files used by your document (which govern your document’s on-screen appearance), and any other necessary files to a single zip file. You can then expand the zip file on your web server.

 

Shell Checkers

On the Windows® platform spell checking in realtime is provided using inline spell checking from MySpell. MySpell provides a free open-source dictionary for over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red underline.

 

There is also a Check Spelling dialog box where you can choose to replace a misspelled word, or to ignore the suggested corrections. You may also specify which language to use.

 

On the Mac® the spellchecker uses the OS X® dictionary.

DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

Documents and all files related to them (embedded files, plot files, etc.) are automatically bundled together. In Scientific Word 6 you only need a single file bearing the extension .sci to share a document.

 

You can seamlessly import LATEX files created with earlier versions of the program, and can export any document as a LATEX file.

 

In XML and XHTML files, Version 6 represents your mathematics as MathML. This makes it easy to create XHTML web files for the representation of your mathematics on various platforms over the Internet with a browser. The recommended browser for Version 6 is Firefox, not Scientific Viewer.

 

Scientific Word 6 gives you multiple document production options. You can choose whether to preview or print directly from the program window when you are ready for output, or you can view your document in a browser. With Scientific Word 6, you can typeset your document when you need the extensive document formatting that LATEX and pdfLATEX provide.

 

New to Scientific Word 6, you may Undo an unlimited number of previous editing changes from your current session within a document.

 

Scientific Word 6 allows you to check your spelling in realtime. With the inline spell checking from MySpell, you can catch any misspellings. MySpell, which is open-source, includes dictionaries in over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red underline.

 

Scientific Word 6 speeds document formatting with a new visual interface for page layouts. Common tasks, such as section head and footnote formatting, are simpler. This new WYSIWYG interface translates directly to TEX. There is little or no need to use the document preamble or raw TEX commands to achieve the page format you want.

 

Fragments in Version 6 can contain text, mathematics, TEX strings, XHTML code, graphics, or anything else that can go on the clipboard. The program comes with a few pre-defined fragments. Information in fragments can carry tags, and fragments from each document are available to all.

 

Tables in Scientific Word 6 are made easier by a new visual interface. Rows and columns will resize automatically to fit the amount of information being entered; you can also manually resize them.

 

Scientific Word 6 gives you improved and scalable fonts. Use pdfLATEX or XƎTEX to create documents with a wide variety of scalable fonts. With XƎTEX you can use any OpenType font installed on your computer, as well as Unicode and associated extended Unicode TrueType fonts. The program includes the latest version of LATEX and AMS macros. The packages yield ligatures and kerning in all text when documents are typeset.

 

Version 6 supports any left-to-right or right-to-left language that is supported by your operating system.

 

The manual, Creating Documents with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word Version 6, by Clint Hicks, is a guide to the substantial changes in this new version. Written as an introduction for new users, as well as giving existing users information about the important changes to the functionality of our programs, this manual is available as a download, but can also be purchased in paperback.

New Features in Version 6

Version 6 expands important features that were present in earlier versions of the program: compatibility with other software and systems; a rich interface based on the logical separation of content and appearance; the natural entry of text and mathematics; the ability to perform mathematical computation with MuPAD 5® inside your Scientific WorkPlace 6® and Scientific Notebook 6® documents; and easy creation and production of complex, highly formatted printed documents.

 

Multiple Platform Capability

Now with Version 6 you have a choice of operating systems: Windows® or OS X®. With its entirely new Mozilla-based architecture, Version 6 provides more flexibility for your workplace. You can save or export your documents in multiple formats according to your publication and portability needs. Your documents are saved as XML files, making them completely portable across platforms. Sharing your work with colleagues is easier than ever.

 

New Look

 

 

The program window has been updated with streamlined layouts for the toolbars and symbol panels. Most tools work the same way they did in earlier versions, with a mouse-activated tooltip giving the name of each toolbar button and panel symbols. With Version 6 you can display your document with or without XML tags, as XHTML source code, or PDF(except in Scientific Notebook).

 

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Easy Sharing of Documents 

Documents and all files related to them (embedded files, plot files, etc.) are automatically bundled together. You only need a single file bearing the extension .sci to share a document. You can seamlessly import TEX files created with earlier versions of the program, and you can export any document as a TEX file. In XML and XHTML files, Version 6represents your mathematics as MathML. This makes it easy to create XHTML web files for the representation of your mathematics on various platforms over the Internet with a browser. Note that the browser recommended for Version 6 is Firefox, not Scientific Viewer.

 

Document Production

Undo

Multiple levels of Undo are now available, allowing you to undo an unlimited number of previous editing changes from levels your current session in the document.

 

Check Spelling

On the Windows ® platform spell checking in realtime is provided using inline spell checking from MySpell. MySpell provides a free open-source dictionary for over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red underline.

 

There is also a Check Spelling dialog box where you can choose to replace a misspelled word, or to ignore the suggested corrections. You may also specify which language to use.

On the Mac® the spellchecker uses the OS X® dictionary.

Speed Document Formatting

Common tasks such as section head and footnote formatting are simpler. The page layout you define in a new WYSIWYG interface translates directly to TEX.

Fragments

Version 6 allows you to create fragments containing XHTML code, TEX code, graphics, or anything else that can go on the clipboard.

 

Tables

There is a new visual interface used to create tables to the exact dimensions you need.

 

Edit Efficiently

Leaving dialog boxes open while you make replacements and corrections saves time.

Language Support

Version 6 supports any left-to-right or right-to left language that is supported by your operating system.

 

Layout

The page and table layout interfaces are new.

 

Improved and Scalable Fonts

Use pdfLATEX and XƎTEX to create documents with a wide variety of scalable fonts. With XƎTEX you can use any OpenType font installed on your computer, as well as Unicode and associated extended Unicode TrueType fonts. The program includes the latest version of LATEX and AMS macros. The packages yield ligatures and kerning in all text when documents are typeset.

 

AMS-LATEX Documents

By choosing a shell that uses AMS-LATEX typesetting specifications documents are formatted automatically.

 

REVTEX

REVTEX is a package of  LATEX macros designed for preparing physics manuscripts. The software includes a shell with typesetting specifications for producing typeset documents for several different publications.

 

MuPAD 5®

Version 6 uses MuPAD 5 as the embedded computer algebra system.

Version 6:

Windows® XP or above; OS X® 10.5 or above (with Intel® processor)

800 MB – 1 GB hard disk space, depending on the type of hard drive and the installation options selected

Internet connection

 

Scientific Word Documentation:

 

Creating Documents with Scientific WorkPlace® & Scientific Word® Version 6

Creating basic and advanced documents is straightforward when document creation tasks are explained in detail. The manual presents step-by-step instructions for working with document files, entering text and mathematics, formatting, and previewing and printing with and without LATEX andpdfLATEX typesetting. It also includes information about structuring documents for typesetting and for online use, managing documents, and customizing the program.

 

Download a PDF version of Creating Documents with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word here


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