News from MacKichan Software

Summer 2004

A newsletter for users of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, Scientific Notebook, and MuPAD Pro.

In this issue:

MuPAD Pro 3 now available in Japanese

The Japanese language version of MuPAD Pro 3 has been released and is now available from Lightstone. The program includes these exciting new features:

Mathematics for the visually impaired

Originally published in Division on Visual Impairments Quarterly, two articles by Susan Osterhaus, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, are now available on our website. The first discusses using Scientific Notebook with Duxbury Systems' DBT WIN to produce mathematics materials in Nemeth Code for blind and visually impaired students. The second discusses Scientific Notebook as a mathematics teaching and learning tool.

Remapping the Caps Lock key

If you find the location of the Caps Lock key inconvenient, you can disable the key or remap its function to another location on your keyboard by modifying the Windows registry files. Note that working with the registry files can be risky. You should be very familiar with your Windows operating system before you try to disable or remap the Caps Lock key.

Tips from our users:

1. Removing headers from a document created with Standard LaTeX book shell

You can suppress the typeset header and footer on individual pages of your document, or you can entirely eliminate the space allotted for printing the headers and footers throughout the document.

2. Shading regions in graphs

We thank David K. Ruch of Metropolitan State College of Denver for his tip for shading regions in plots in Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook by creating quasi space-filling curves.

3. Including computer code in SWP documents

Lgrind is a system for including pretty-printed listings of computer code within LaTeX documents. User Philip Viton has produced a version of the lgrind executable that runs under Win32. See his extensive documentation.

Upcoming conferences

Please visit our booth at these upcoming conferences:.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Portland, OR July 12--16, 2004
Joint Statistical Meetings Toronto, Canada August 8--12, 2004
MathFest* Providence, RI August 12--14, 2004
Joint Mathematics Meetings* Atlanta, GA January 5--8, 2005
Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) 2005 Meetings Philadelphia, PA January 7--9, 2005

*MacKichan Software, Inc. is a conference sponsor.

New and revised technical support topics

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