Features in Version 5.5
Support for creating PDF files now combines with support for
Beamer so that you can create typeset PDF presentations
from your Scientific WorkPlace and
Scientific Word documents. Beamer support provides
dynamic transitions and many predefined slide styles to help you create
professional-looking presentations, handouts, and transparencies that contain text, mathematics,
graphics, and even animations.
Version 5.5 adds the following
features to the compatibility,
computation capabilities of Scientific WorkPlace,
Scientific Word, and
Compute and plot with MuPAD. In SWP
and SNB, compute and create plots right in your
document with the MuPAD 3.1.1 computer algebra engine.
Animate 2D and 3D plots. With newly-implemented renderers,
create 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 and plots in cylindrical and spherical coordinates
vector fields. Define an Animation Variable
for the plot and specify the animation start and end times and the rate
of frames per second.
Improved plotting capability. Create 2D inequality plots and work
with improved approximate integral plots, including additional approximation methods,
color, and animation.
Manipulate and inspect 3D plots. Rotate, move, zoom in and
out, and fly through 3D plots.
Explore plots and animations with the VCAM window. View plots
in read-only or read-write documents using the MuPAD VCAM window with playback
toolbar controls. Use your mouse to start, stop, re-run, and loop animations;
change the animation speed; rotate; and zoomall from the VCAM toolbar.
Enhance 2D and 3D plots. Now you can enhance your
SWP and SNB plots with text
labels that move with the plot when you rotate or zoom. You can specify the
location of the label within the plot both horizontally and vertically, and
you can set the orientation of the plot precisely. You can add grid lines and
specify background colors, including translucent surface colors for 3D plots.
Create 3D implicit plots. Plot equations involving three
Use completely revised instructions. The new
edition of Doing Mathematics with Scientific WorkPlace
and Scientific Notebook explains how to use the built-in computer
algebra system to do mathematics and create plots without dealing directly
with the syntax of the computer algebra system.
Collaborate more easily. Now you can import the contents of
files created directly in LaTeX or LaTeX2e into SWP or
SW using a special
non-SWP/SW LaTeX filter, even
if you can't open the files directly. The filter can read many macro
definitions not created with the program.
Extend typesetting capabilities with new LaTeX packages.
Take advantage of the many new packages in Version 5.5 to enable specific LaTeX
behaviors and extend the program's typesetting capabilities.
Get troubleshooting help. A new,
expanded edition of Typesetting Documents in Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Word provides more typesetting tips and
tricks, new information about LaTeX packages that have been added to the
program, and a brand new chapter on troubleshooting problems that can arise.
Launch external applications from within SWP, SW, SNB,
or the Viewer. Use the new user-configurable External Lookup
feature to search for definitions in a dictionary, find synonyms in a thesaurus,
invoke a search engine or encyclopedia, or launch other applications on your system or
network or on the Internet.
You can interact with colleagues more easily and distribute your documents in
different formats when you take advantage of new and enhanced export filters
in Version 5.
Export your documents as RTF files. You can export your
SWP, SW, and
SNB documents as Rich Text
Format (RTF) files, so that interactions with colleagues in
non-TeX environments are simplified. The RTF export
preserves the formatting you see in the document window. Any mathematics in
your document can be represented with MathType 3 (Equation Editor) or MathType
5 objects. The resulting RTF file can be viewed in Microsoft Word even if an
Equation Editor is not part of the Word installation. If the Microsoft Word
installation includes the appropriate Equation Editor, any MathType 3 or
MathType 5 mathematical objects in the RTF file can be edited. The file can
also be displayed in outline mode.
Read MathType mathematics in RTF files. In Version 5, you can
open and read the MathType equations in RTF files when you import the RTF
files in SWP, SW, or SNB. The
equations are converted to LaTeX.
Create more accurate HTML files. When you export your
SWP, SW, or
SNB documents to HTML, the
program places any graphics generated during the process in a
subdirectory. This version successfully exports fixed-width tables to HTML and
saves the screen format to a Cascading Style Sheet
(.css file). With HTML exports, you can make your
mathematics available on various platforms over the Internet and in
applications that can read HTML files.
Export mathematics as MathML. When you export HTML files, you
can output your mathematics as MathML or graphics. Note that not all
HTML browsers support MathML.
Version 5 provides new typesetting capabilities and many new document shells,
some intended for international use.
Create typeset PDF files. Now you can share your work across
platforms in PDF format by typesetting your SWP and
SW documents with
pdfLaTeX. No extra software
is necessary to generate PDF files. The program automatically embeds fonts and
graphics in the PDF file.
Use pdfTeX to
process files that contain graphics. Until now, using
pdfTeX with most graphics
file formats has been tedious or impossible. Before typesetting your document
with pdfLaTeX, Version 5 of
SW converts any graphics in
the document to formats that can be processed by pdfLaTeX before typesetting.
Preserve LaTeX cross-references in
PDF files. If you add
to your document, any cross-references in your SWP or
SW document are converted
to hypertext links when you typeset with pdfLaTeX.
The package extends hypertext capabilities
with hypertext targets and references. Additionally,
pdfLaTeX fully links the
table of contents in the resulting PDF file and includes in the file
hierarchical markers and thumbnail pictures of all the pages in the document.
Use LaTeX PostScript packages. If
you create PDF files from your SWP and
SW documents, you
can take advantage of LaTeX packages, such
Use expanded typesetting documentation. A new edition of
Typesetting Documents in Scientific WorkPlace and
Scientific Word provides more typesetting tips and information about
more LaTeX packages. Learn how to tailor
typesetting specifications from inside the program to achieve the typeset
document appearance you need.
Examine an expanded gallery of shells. View images of sample
documents for each shell provided with the program in
A Gallery of Document Shells for Scientific WorkPlace
and Scientific Word, provided on the program CD as a PDF file. Use the
documentation to choose document shells appropriately.
Choose shells tailored for international documents. Version 5
includes shells for documents created in non-English languages, including
German, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. SWP and
SW, in combination with TrueTeX, support
international typesetting with the Lambda system.
Complex computational capability makes SWP and
SNB indispensable tools.
Compute with MuPAD. In SWP and
SNB, compute right in your document with the MuPAD
computer algebra engine.
Use enhanced MuPAD capabilities. The new MuPAD 3.1.1 kernel is
an upgrade from the MuPAD kernel included in earlier versions. Features
include improved 2D and 3D plotting, expanded ODE capabilities, an expanded
submenu, and an improved
Compute with MathType mathematics in RTF files. If you open
an RTF file containing MathType equations, the program converts the equations
to LaTeX. In SWP and
SNB, you can compute with the mathematics just like
any other mathematics in SWP and
Use an improved Exam Builder. The Version 5 Exam Builder is
fully functional with MuPAD. Printed quizzes can be reloaded without losing
their math definitions, just like other documents. Exam Builder materials
generated with earlier versions using either Maple or MuPAD work successfully
in Version 5.
New Features in Earlier Versions
Learn about new features in earlier versions.
Last revised 03/31/06