|Introduzione in Italiano |
MacKichan software ha ulteriormente
migliorato i software leader di mercato per la scrittura di testi scientifici e l'analisi
I software MacKichan sono scelti quotidianamente
da scienziati, ricercatori e studenti di qualsiasi disciplina scientifica, per scrivere,
impaginare ed elaborare formule numeriche in oltre 150 differenti unità di misura.
È un potente impaginatore per testi scientifici e matematici contenenti formule
complesse. Grazie a pochi clic del mouse sulle icone matematiche o tramite le facili scorciatoie
da tastiera, il software compone le formule e le struttura perfettamente e in maniera naturale;
queste possono poi essere impaginate con immagini e grafici in modo estremamente visuale.
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
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
the industry standard for mathematics and scientific publishing.
is a front end to
, you do not have to learn the
syntax. When you typeset,
automatically generates footnotes,
indexes, bibliographies, tables of contents, and cross-references.
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.
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
can seamlessly import
files created with earlier versions of the program, and can export any
document as a
XML and XHTML files, Version 6
represents your mathematics as M
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
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
New to Scientific Word 6, you may Undo an unlimited number of
previous editing changes from your current session within a document.
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.
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
is little or no need to use the document preamble or raw
commands to achieve the page format you want.
contain text, mathematics,
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.
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
to create documents with a wide variety of scalable fonts. With
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
and AMS macros. The packages yield ligatures and kerning in all text
when documents are typeset.
supports any left-to-right or right-to-left language that is
supported by your operating system.
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.
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.
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.
|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
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
files, making them completely portable across
platforms. Sharing your work with colleagues is easier than ever.
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).
Display with XML tags.
all files related to them (embedded files, plot files, etc.) are automatically
bundled together. You only need a single file bearing the extension
to share a document. You
can seamlessly import
files created with earlier versions of the program, and you can export any
document as a
file. In XML and XHTML files, Version 6 represents your
mathematics as M
ML. 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
- Multiple levels of Undo are now available, allowing you to undo an unlimited
number of previous editing changes from your current session in the document.
- 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.
- Common tasks such as section head and footnote
formatting are simpler. The page layout you define in a new WYSIWYG interface
translates directly to
- Version 6 allows you to create fragments containing XHTML code,
code, graphics, or anything else that can go on the clipboard.
- There is a new visual interface used to create tables to the exact dimensions
- Leaving dialog boxes open while you make replacements and
corrections saves time.
- Version 6 supports any left-to-right or
right-to left language that is supported by your operating system.
- The page and table layout interfaces are new.
Improved and Scalable Fonts
to create documents with a wide variety of scalable fonts. With
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
macros. The packages yield ligatures and kerning in all text when
documents are typeset.
- By choosing a shell that uses
typesetting specifications documents are formatted automatically.
is a package of
macros designed for preparing physics manuscripts. The software includes a
shell with typesetting specifications for producing typeset documents for
several different publications.
Version 6 uses MuPAD 5 as the embedded computer algebra
|Natural Mathematical 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. For example, if you want to
integrate the expression
using a traditional computation system, you must enter it in linear fashion,
int(x\2/sqrt(x\2-9),dx). To typeset it with
you must write
A simple typing mistake
would cause an error message.
Scientific WorkPlace®, Scientific Word®, and Scientific Notebook® eliminate 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.
Here is how you enter the above integral using the mouse in Scientific
WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook:
You can also enter the integral using only the keyboard. Here we
use "Ctrl+i" to mean hold down the Ctrl key while you press the "i" key:
In Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific
Word, and Scientific Notebook, the space key
always moves the insertion point out of the object it is in, and the Tab key
always moves the insertion point to the next input box in the current
template, if there is one. Thus, in step 9, the first space moves the
insertion point out of the radical, but leaves it in the denominator of the
fraction. The second space moves it out of the fraction. Pressing the Ctrl key
together with the up or down arrow key moves the insertion point up or down to
a superscript or a subscript position. The space key returns the insertion
point to the main line. Ctrl+up arrow followed by Ctrl+down arrow moves the
insertion point to the subscript of a superscript position, not to the main
All the symbols in the main
fonts are available in Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific
Word, and Scientific Notebook, which means you
have everything you need to type mathematics. Also, if you know the
for mathematical objects and symbols, you can use them (for example, holding
down Ctrl while you type int enters an integral). You do not need to know
names to enter mathematics.
More information about using natural mathematics notation in computer
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.
Logical Design Separates Content and Appearance
Our approach, known as logical design, separates the creative
process of writing from the mechanical process of formatting. You apply tags
to text to say what the text is; the software handles the job of formatting
it. Logical design leads to a more consistent and attractive document appearance
because choices of fonts, spacing, emphasis, and other aspects of format are
applied automatically. Separating the processes of creating and formatting
a document combines the best of the online and print worlds. You concentrate
on writing a correct paper; our software makes it a beautiful paper. Scientific
WorkPlace, Scientific Word and Scientific
Notebook come with predefined document shells.
Logical Design Is a New Way of Working
When you use a WYSIWYG system, you constantly give commands
that affect the appearance of the content. You select text and then choose
a font, a font size, or a typeface. You apply alignment commands such as center,
left justify, and right justify. To center an equation, for example, you select
it and choose the center alignment. In a logical system, formatting commands
are replaced by commands that define the logical structure of the content
instead of its appearance. Rather than center text, you create a title, a
section head, or a displayed equation by applying tags to information in the
document. The format of the title, the alignment of section heads, and the
alignment of displayed equations are all determined separately by the properties
of the tags you use. In Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Word, tag properties are determined by the document's typesetting specifications
(a collection of commands that define the way the document appears when you
produce it with
typesetting) and by the style (a collection of commands
that define the way the document appears onscreen and when you produce it
typesetting.) In Scientific Notebook,
the tag properties are determined by the style only, since it does not include
Also, WYSIWYG systems divide documents into pages
according to their anticipated appearance in print. To see an entire line,
you often have to scroll horizontally because the screen dimensions and page
dimensions do not match. In a logical system, working with pages is unnecessary,
because the division of a document into pages has no connection to the document's
logical structure. Thus, on the screen Scientific WorkPlace,
Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook break lines to fit the window.
If you resize the window, the text is reshaped to fit it.
Logical Design Ensures a Beautiful Document Appearance
Our emphasis on logical structure does not ignore the fact
that documents must still be printed in a readable, organized, and visually
pleasing format, nor does it ignore the fact that you may not always need
publication-quality output. With Version 4 and later of Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Word, you can preview and print your documents
in two ways. You can compile, preview, and print your documents with
to obtain a high-quality, typeset appearance, or you can preview and direct
print without typesetting for a near-WYSIWYG appearance. With Scientific
Notebook, only direct printing is available.
WorkPlace® and Scientific
Word® Version 6, you
can typeset your document using
the undisputed industry standard for typesetting mathematical text.
provides automatic document formatting, including margins, hyphenation,
kerning, ligatures, and many other elements of fine typesetting.
also automatically generates document elements including the title pages,
table of contents, footnotes, margin notes, headers, footers, indexes, and
bibliographies. The resulting PDF file can be distributed, printed or be used to drive typesetting equipment.
for you, you can concentrate on what you do best–creating the content of your
document–without worrying about
syntax. You don’t need to understand
to produce beautifully typeset material, but if you do know
commands, you can use them in your
documents to make the typesetting even more precise.
Take advantage of these typesetting features in Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Word:
Formatting variety with predefined
document shells. Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word come with
predefined document shells, each with a different typeset appearance and
most are designed to meet the formatting requirements of specific journals
and academic institutions. You can choose the shell that is 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
shells, which can be easily adapted after your paper has been written.
Typesetting control. Each document shell has a
document class and may also have
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 or
with the Document Format item on
the Typesetting menu.
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
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
generate the index pages. An index can have primary, secondary, and
tertiary references, and can also point the reader to other entries in the
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 1, Theorem 3, Conjecture
4, Lemma 5…, or as Theorem 1, Lemma 1, 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
cross-referencing. 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,
inserts the number of the referenced object in the text.
Automatic bibliography generation. Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word include
for automatic bibliographies. You select references from a
of references, and
formats them according to the bibliography style
you select. Programs and browser plugins, such as Zotero, save references
A computer algebra system, or CAS, is a mathematics engine
that performs the symbolic computations fundamental to algebra, trigonometry,
and calculus. Recent versions of Scientific WorkPlace® and Scientific Notebook® (after Version 4.1 Build 2347) include the kernel to
the computer algebra system MuPAD®.
With MuPAD 5®, you can evaluate, factor, combine,
expand, and simplify terms and expressions that contain integers, fractions,
and real and complex numbers, as required in simple arithmetic and algebra. You can also evaluate integrals
and derivatives, perform matrix and vector operations, find standard deviations,
and perform many other more complex computations involved in calculus, linear algebra, differential
equations, and statistics. Additionally, you can
create 2D and 3D plots of polynomials, trigonometric
functions, and exponentials, and you can create and explore animated 2D and 3D plots.
Features and Capabilities of MuPAD
We have created an interface to the MuPAD kernel to make it easy to use with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook. In addition,
the system accepts input and creates output using natural mathematical notation,
the basis for our scientific word processors. Performing computations in Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook is
Computational Functions. Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook provide
a wide range of the graphic, numeric, and symbolic computational functions
available with MuPAD. The programs provide ample functionality for
both simple and sophisticated mathematical computations involving calculus, ODE, matrix manipulations, statistics,
linear algebra, and 2D and 3D plots. Also,
you can access additional functions available to MuPAD—even if they
don't appear as items on the Compute menu—with the Define MuPAD Name menu item.
Animated Plots. With MuPAD, you can create
a variety of animated plots: animated 2D plots in polar coordinates, animated 2D and 3D plots in rectangular coordinates, animated
2D and 3D implicit plots, and animated 3D tube plots in cylindrical and spherical coordinates and vector
fields. You can rotate, move, zoom in and out, and fly through 3D plots.
User-defined Functions. With MuPAD, you can create user-defined functions (.mu files) with an ASCII
editor, even if you don't have access to a full MuPAD installation. The files
are easy to manipulate and are powerful tools for users interested in programming.
Working in a Scientific WorkPlace or Scientific
Notebook document, you call the function with the Define MuPAD Name
Available Functions. While Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Notebook provide many functions available with MuPAD, not
all capabilities are included. Programming packages, certain plot types and
options), and manipulation of the position of highlights
and shadows in 3D plots aren't available. Scientific
Notebook doesn't have 3D implicit plotting with either CAS. Additionally, some
limitations exist regarding the placement of text on plots and the use of
different types of plots on the same graph. Iteration and condition commands
(such as if, elif, else, fi, for, while, do, and od) aren't available.
To learn more about MuPAD,
visit the MathWorks website.
You can use MuPAD to solve the following kinds of problems
in Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Notebook. Roll the mouse over the mathematics to see the solution to each problem.
Solve , Solution is:
Evaluate the Determinant of , determinant:
Determine the Mean of , Mean(s):
Determine the Standard Deviation of , Standard deviation(s):
You can create plots like these with Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook:
• 2D Rectangular Plots
Plot 2D + Rectangular:
• Piecewise-Defined Functions
Plot 2D + Rectangular
• Bar Charts
Enter, select, and drag to a 2D Rectangular plot each of the following:
You can create a grid using point plots. Enter, select with the mouse, and drag each of the following to the frame:
Animated 2D Plots
• Animated 2D Rectangular Plot
Plot 2D Animated + Rectangular:
Enter, select, and drag to the frame each of the following:
• 3D Rectangular Plots
Plot 3D + Rectangular:
• 3D Implicit Plots
Plot 3D + Implicit:
Animated 3D Plots
• Animated 3D Rectangular Plot
Plot 3D Animated + Rectangular
|Publishing on the Web with Version 6
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.
There are several options
available when you export your document.
- Since the basic set of CSS files used in our programs are built into
the programs and are not changeable, you can choose to replace these
by references to files on the
website. This reduces the size of your site
slightly, but means your files will not be readable without an
- All mathematics in the document will be represented by M
which is fully supported in the Firefox browser since it is a part of the specification
can either require that your readers use a browser that supports
natively, or you can include a reference to MathJax. MathJax is a
ML. Doing this will make your document readable by any browser, but the
rendering of mathematics will be slower than in Firefox.
It is also possible to post documents in PDF form, and users will generally
be able to view them in any web browser, and follow links just as in an
|Check Spelling, Version 6
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.