Computer Software for Writing Math ProblemsDate: 05/12/2000 at 23:50:19 From: Rajeev Jain Subject: How to Write Mathematical Problems on a Computer I want to write mathematical problems on computers, but find it difficult in MS Word. Please inform whether there is specialized software to write mathematics, which incorporates all symbols, etc. Rajeev Jain Date: 05/15/2000 at 11:26:29 From: Doctor TWE Subject: Re: How to Write Mathematical Problems on a Computer Hi Rajeev - thanks for writing to Dr. Math. Microsoft Word has a tool called Microsoft Equation or Microsoft Equation Editor (In Word 97 for Windows it's Microsoft Equation 3.0.) This allows you to create mathematical equations the way they'd appear in textbooks or other professional publications. If you leave the document in Word format, you can edit the equation in future sessions. If you convert the document to other formats - html, for example - it will convert the equation to a graphic in .gif format. To use the equation editor, put the cursor where you want the equation to appear (it can be in-line or as a separate paragraph) and in Windows, select the menu items [Insert]-[Object...]-[Microsoft Equation 3.0]. Its use is fairly straightforward, but you can get help from the [Help] menu if necessary. There are also many stand-alone equation editors, both full-featured professional versions and inexpensive/freeware personal versions. To find information about these, type "equation editor" (without the quotes) in any Internet search engine. If you want to type plain-text - or ASCII - equations (in e-mail, for example), check out our page on typing math at: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.typing.math.html and Karl Hahn's Math Notation via Email Web page at: http://www.karlscalculus.org/email.html I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, write back. - Doctor TWE, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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