The Integration of Math Typesetting and Computer Algebra
With Scientific WorkPlace 4.0, you can create, edit, and typeset mathematical and scientific text
more easily than ever before. The software is based on an easy-to-use word processor that completely
integrates writing mathematics and text in (Scientific WorkPlace) the same
environment. With the built-in computer algebra systems, you can perform computations right on the screen.
The Gold Standard for Mathematical, Scientific, and Technical Publishing
In Scientific WorkPlace, you can typeset complex technical documents with LaTeX, the industry
standard for mathematics typesetting. Because of its superior precision and quality, publishers and
writers of scientific material use LaTeX extensively. When you typeset, LaTeX automatically generates
footnotes, indexes, bibliographies, tables of contents, and cross-references.
You don't have to learn LaTeX to produce typeset documents. Many of the more than 150 document shells
have been designed to meet the typesetting requirements of specific professional journals and institutions.
Scientific WorkPlace automatically saves your documents as LaTeX files. You can concentrate on writing a
correct paper; Scientific WorkPlace makes it a beautiful one.
The Power of Two Easy-to-Use Computer Algebra Systems
Scientific WorkPlace combines the ease of entering and editing mathematics in natural mathematical notation
with the ability to compute with either of two built-in computer algebra systems-MuPAD�2.0 or Maple V� 5.1.
In this integrated working environment, you can enter mathematics and perform computations without having to
think or work in a programming language.
Both computer algebra systems use natural mathematical notation, so you don't have to master complex syntax to
be able to evaluate, simplify, solve, or plot mathematical expressions.
Full computer algebra capabilities are available. You can compute symbolically or numerically, integrate,
differentiate, and solve algebraic and differential equations. With menu commands, you can create 2-D and
3-D plots in many styles and coordinate systems; import data from graphing calculators; and compute with
over 150 units of physical measure.
In addition, you can use the Exam Builder provided with Scientific WorkPlace to construct exams algorithmically
and to generate, grade, and record quizzes on a web server.
This software thinks like you do. Whether you prefer to use the mouse or the keyboard, entering mathematics
is so straightforward there is practically no learning curve. Formatting is fast, simple, and consistent.
In Scientific WorkPlace, you use tags to define the document structure and format it consistently.
Users have reported significant productivity increases when support staff use Scientific WorkPlace instead
of raw LaTeX to typeset documents. Both technical and non-technical users can quickly learn to enter and
number equations, create tables and matrices, and import and create graphics, all with pleasing on-screen
mathematics and italics created with TrueType outline fonts.
Scientific WorkPlace has the tools that simplify writing and editing books and other large documents.
It is perfect for writers in academic, industrial, and government institutions and in all scientific and
technical fields: mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, chemistry, computer science, statistics,
medical research, and logic.
The software comes with an extensive online help system and a series of reference manuals. If you need
additional help, MacKichan Software provides reliable, prompt, free technical support.
International, Interoperable, Indispensable
Scientific WorkPlace simplifies working with colleagues in other locations. You can
import text (.txt) and Rich Text Format (.rtf) files, and you can copy content to the clipboard
for export as text or graphics to other applications. You can create .dvi or .htm files from your
documents, or generate portable LaTeX output for seamless transfer to different LaTeX installations.
The Document Manager simplifies file transfer by email or on diskette.
Spelling, font, and hyphenation support for languages other than English is available. You can switch
languages in the same document using Babel, the multilingual LaTeX system. The software supports input
using any left-to-right language supported by a version of Windows, including Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
It uses the in-place IME (Input Method Editor) for these languages. (The ability to typeset a language may
depend on the availability of TeX for that language. Non-Latin character sets are typeset with Lambda,
which is included.) Fully localized Japanese and German versions of Scientific WorkPlace are available
now through our local distributors.
Scientific WorkPlace has a built-in link to the World Wide Web. If you have Internet access, you can
open the file at any URL address from inside the program. Also, you can deliver content via the Web. The
software supports hypertext links, so you can facilitate navigation for your readers through a series of
New Features in 4.0
- Configure the Symbol Cache toolbar and the expanded symbol panels. Customize the Symbol Cache
toolbar by removing the symbols you don't need and adding any symbols you want from the expanded symbol
panels. Customize the symbol panels by removing the symbols that you don't use. Revert easily to the
original configuration of the cache and the panels. A brief, mouse-activated tooltip gives the name of
each toolbar button and panel symbol.
- Work more easily with new editing features. Use the new Editing toolbar and the expanded Typeset
toolbar to enter, edit, and produce your documents even more easily. New buttons speed access to common text
tags, Tag Appearance settings, find and replace operations, spacing commands, picture imports, User Setup
defaults, and, for typesetting, front matter and LaTeX document class and package options. Version 4.0 adds
new commands to the Tools menu and to the features available from the Tools menu to simplify exporting
documents; typesetting; and working with the Exam Builder, Style Editor, and Document Manager. The program
also has improved editing operations for tables and matrices.
- Magnify your printed document. Set the zoom factor used when you print without typesetting.
The zoom factor used for printing is independent of the zoom factor used in the document window, which
simplifies the creation of overhead transparencies for meetings and classroom use.
- Work faster with enhanced keyboard shortcuts. Use new keyboard shortcuts for standard document
operations. Version 4.0 adds shortcuts for opening files (Ctrl+o), finding (Ctrl+q), replacing (Ctrl+w),
printing without LaTeX (Ctrl+p), deleting words (Ctrl+Backspace or Ctrl+Delete), and inserting various
- Change the style more easily. Instead of working in an ASCII editor, use the greatly expanded
Tag Appearance dialog box to change the appearance of your document when you display it on the screen or
produce it without typesetting. In Version 4.0 you can modify all style properties of all tags available
for the document shell, including default and front matter tags. You can specify which properties are
inherited from the surrounding text and which use the style default values. You can also clone new tags.
You can control the number of heading levels displayed in the Navigate toolbar, which significantly
increases its usefulness as an online table of contents for your document. The style modifications
don't affect the typeset appearance of your document.
- Use new typesetting documentation. Version 4.0 of Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Word includes significant new documentation for typesetting. Typesetting Documents in Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Word provides information about how to tailor document shells to achieve
the typeset document appearance you require.
- Examine sample documents created with Version 4.0 shells. View images of sample
documents for each shell in A Gallery of Document Shells for Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Word, provided on the program CD. Use the documentation to choose document shells appropriately.
- Omega/Lambda. Version 4.0 of Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word, in combination
with TrueTeX, now supports international typesetting with the Lambda system. Use this powerful combination
to produce typeset documents in Japanese.
- Work with an updated version of TrueTeX and associated TeX tools. With Scientific WorkPlace
and Scientific Word, use a significantly upgraded version of TrueTeX that supports the newest versions of
TeX, Omega, BibTeX, MakeIndex, and other TeX tools. Version 4.0 includes the latest version of LaTeX and AMS macros.
- Export your documents to HTML. Create an accurate HTML version of your document using the new
HTML output filter. The HTML filter provides a way to make representations of mathematics available on
various platforms over the Internet and also in applications that can read HTML files. The filter saves
the screen format to a Cascading Style Sheet (.css) file and exports mathematics as graphic images. You
can customize HTML exports.
- Export mathematics as MathML. When you export HTML files, output your mathematics as MathML
as well as graphics. Note that not all HTML browsers support MathML.
- Copy selections more accurately to other applications. Preserve the appearance of information
in your document when you use the enhanced copy operation to copy selections to other applications. The copy
operation writes your selection to the clipboard using a filtered Unicode format as well as the program's
internal format used previously. The new format is more easily recognized by other applications.
- Tailor graphics copied or exported from your document. In Version 4.0, you can set the defaults
for the appearance of selected information that you want to copy or export as graphics. Independent of the
display settings for your document, you can set export and copy defaults for the View settings (including the
zoom factor), the page and paragraph background, and the appearance of gray boxes.
- Open .rtf documents with greater accuracy. Use the new rtf2latex2e converter when you open
.rtf documents. The new converter correctly converts many more documents than the previous converter.
- Choose your computational engine. Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook are provided
with two computational engines: MuPAD 2.0� and Maple V Release 5.1�. Choose the computational engine you prefer.
- Use enhanced MuPAD capabilities. In Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook, use the standard
version of MuPAD 2.0. Version 4.0 provides many new MuPAD features, which now closely match those available in Maple.
- Work with enhanced computational tools. In Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook, use the new
Rewrite and Transforms menus, several new Vector Calculus commands, new Solve options, and more math names for
- Use an improved Exam Builder. Use the new Exam toolbar to open the Exam Builder and view .
qiz files. In addition, save the Exam Builder database in a format that can be opened in Microsoft Excel.
Version 4.0 includes several new debugging aids. Network installations have been simplified.
- Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me, or XP
Apple Macintosh running an emulator program such as Virtual PC
- 70 to 215 MB hard disk space, depending on the type of hard drive and the installation options selected
- CD-ROM drive
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