In Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word, you can typeset your documents using LaTeX, the undisputed industry standard for typesetting mathematical text. LaTeX provides automatic document formatting, including margins, hyphenation, kerning, ligatures, and many other elements of fine typesetting. LaTeX also automatically generates document elements including the title pages, table of contents, footnotes, margin notes, headers, footers, indexes, and bibliographies.
Because Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word communicate with LaTeX for you, you can concentrate on what you do best—creating the content of your document—without worrying about LaTeX syntax. You don’t need to understand LaTeX to produce beautifully typeset material, but if you do know TeX or LaTeX commands, you can use them in your Scientific WorkPlace or Scientific Word documents to make the typesetting even more precise.
Take advantage of these typesetting features of Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word:
Formatting variety with predefined document shells.
Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word come with over 150 predefined document shells, each with a different typeset appearance and many designed to meet the formatting requirements of specific journals and academic institutions. You can choose the shell that’s most appropriate for your journal or publisher. If you don’t know yet where your work will be published, we recommend that you start with one of the standard LaTeX shells, which can be easily adapted after your paper has been written.
Each document shell has a LaTeX document class and may also have LaTeX packages. Both the class and the packages have options and settings that create a more finely typeset appearance for your document. The available options and packages depend on the shell, but typically govern the ability to modify the formatting for typesetting details such as different paper sizes, portrait or landscape orientation, double-sided printing, double-column output, different font sizes, and draft or final output. You can change the options and packages with the Options and Packages item on the Typeset menu.
Additional LaTeX packages.
The supplied LaTeX packages provide even more control. By adding packages to your document, you can achieve a variety of typesetting effects. For example, you can add packages that switch between single and multiple columns of text on a single page; create endnotes from footnotes; or govern the appearance of footnotes, including their numbering or symbol scheme.
Easy generation of front and back matter.
You can create a table of contents easily by inserting a command into the Front Matter section of your document. When you typeset your document, LaTeX automatically generates the table of contents from the section headings you have created. Similarly, you can create an index by inserting index entries throughout your document, and letting LaTeX generate the index pages. An index can have primary, secondary, and tertiary references, and can also point the reader to other entries in the index.
Automatic numbering of theorems, lemmas, and other theorem environments.
You can number theorems, lemmas, propositions, and conjectures in a variety of styles. You control whether they are each numbered in the same or separate sequences, so that your theorem environments might be numbered as Theorem 1, Lemma 2, Theorem 3, Conjecture 4, Lemma 5…, or as Theorem 1, Lemma1, Theorem 2, Conjecture 1, Lemma 2…. As an option, you can reset the numbering at the beginning of each chapter or section, and you can include the chapter and section numbers in the number.
You can create automatically generated cross-references to equations, tables, figures, pages, and other numbered objects elsewhere in your document. You don’t have to know the object or page number in advance. When you typeset, LaTeX inserts the number of the referenced object in the text.
Automatic bibliography generation.
Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word include BibTeX for automatic bibliographies. You select references from a BibTeX database of references, and BibTeX formats them according to the bibliography style you select. Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word also include tools for the maintenance of the BibTeX database. LaTeX Packages such as EndNotes can save references in BibTeX format.