New Features in Version 5
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 now 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 now places any graphics generated during the process in a
subdirectory. Version 5 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.
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 new 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 2.5
computer algebra engine.
Use enhanced MuPAD capabilities. The new MuPAD 2.5 kernel is
an upgrade from the MuPAD 2.0 kernel included in Version 4.0. New 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
Did you miss the new features
introduced with Version 4?
Learn about new features in earlier versions.