Getting Started with Scientific WorkPlace®, Scientific Word® & Scientific Notebook® Version 5

Cover of Getting Started with
Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, & Scientific Notebook Susan Bagby
©2005
104 pages
ISBN: 0-9741652-4-7

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Table of Contents

1   Tools for Scientific Creativity   1

   Understanding the Product Differences   1

   Understanding the New Version   2

     Compatibility   2

     Typesetting   2

     Computation   3

   Understanding the Logical Design Approach   3

   Using This Booklet   4

   Making Sure You Have What You Need   5

   Installing and Licensing the Program   5

   Exploring the Program   7

     Start a New Document   7

     Enter Text and Math   8

     Change the Screen Appearance of Text   9

     Compute   9

     Plot Mathematics   10

     Print the Document   10

     Browse the Internet   11

     Save and Close the Document   11

     Leave the Program   11

2   Learning the Basics   13

   Using the Workplace   13

   Opening a Document   14

   Entering and Editing Text   15

     Entering Text   15

     Editing Text   16

   Entering and Editing Mathematics   16

     Entering Mathematical Characters   17

     Entering Mathematical Objects   17

     Entering Mathematics with Fragments   19

     Using Body Math   20

     Editing Mathematics   20

   Formatting Your Document   20

     Formatting with Tags   21

     Formatting the Page   25

   Working with Hypertext Links   25

     Creating Hypertext Links   25

     Jumping with Hypertext Links   26

   Saving Your Document   27

     Saving Portable LaTeX Files   27

     Exporting Files   28

   Previewing and Printing Your Document   28

   Working on the Web   29

     Creating PDF Files   29

     Exporting Documents as HTML Files   30

     Using TeX Files on the Web   31

     Browsing the Internet   31

   Managing Your Documents   31

   Customizing the Program   33

     Changing the Appearance of the Toolbars   33

     Changing the Appearance of the Document Windows   35

     Changing the Tools and Defaults   36

3   Computing and Plotting   39

   Evaluate and Evaluate Numerically   40

   Factor   42

   Combine   43

   Expand   44

   Simplify   45

   Equality   46

   Solve Exact and Numeric   47

   Work with Polynomials   49

   Create 2-D and 3-D Plots   51

   Compute in Place   55

   Perform Matrix Operations   56

   Solve Differential Equations   57

   Compute Statistics      58

   Compute with Units of Measure   59

   Create Exams and Quizzes   60

4   Typesetting Your Document   61

   Understanding the Typesetting Process   62

   Typeset Previewing and Typeset Printing   63

   Understanding the Appearance of Typeset Documents   64

   Creating Typeset Document Elements   65

     Creating Cross-References   66

     Creating Notes   67

     Creating Bibliographies and Citations   67

   Obtaining More Information About Typesetting   68

5   Getting the Most from Your Software   69

   Using Online Help   70

   Obtaining Technical Support   71

   Additional Informationv   71

   Learning to Use the Program   72

A   Toolbars and Buttons   73

B   Keyboard Shortcuts   77

   Scrolling and Editing   77

   Entering Mathematics and Text   79

Index   83



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