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Tailoring a document to your needs

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The typeset appearance of your SWP or SW document depends on typesetting specifications, all set initially by the shell you use to create the document.

Carefully choose a shell for a new document to minimize the typesetting modifications you may have to make. After you name and save a document, you can tailor it to meet your typesetting requirements precisely. When the document has the typeset appearance you want, export it (or in Version 3.x and earlier, save it) as a new shell.

ImportantSave a copy of your document before you attempt any modifications.

Although it is possible to tailor your document outside SWP or SW, you can also modify the typesetting specifications from within the program.

These techniques often involve adding raw TeX or LaTeX code to your document. That is, they involve adding code that isn't processed by the program but is rather passed directly to LaTeX or pdfLaTeX from SWP or SW when you typeset your document.

Important Enter TeX or LaTeX commands correctly. Otherwise, you can damage your document permanently.

Last revised 05/31/06. This document was created with Scientific WorkPlace.

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