News from MacKichan Software

Spring 2005

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

In this issue:

Patch update 2606 for Version 5

Build 2606, the latest build of Version 5.0 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook, is available for both the English and German versions of the products. It includes important TrueTeX changes and improvements related to fixing problems with the conversion of graphics to PDF in PDFTeX.

The update for the English language version is available as a download from our website.

The update for the German language version is available exclusively through our German distributor, Additive GmbH.

Top Products award for Scientific WorkPlace

Scientific WorkPlace was chosen a Mathematics 2004 Top Products Award Winner by the readers of Scientific Computing and Instrumentation. The Top Product Awards honor those products that received the highest response from readers during the past year.

Sizing tables

If you have a table containing both mathematics and text, and you want to make the entire table smaller, you may encounter difficulties with varying type sizes. You can size the table contents uniformly with two encapsulated TeX fields in the body of your document, one immediately before and one immediately after the table. In the first TeX field, enter a sizing command such as \small, \footnotesize, \scriptsize, or \tiny. In the second TeX field, enter the \normalize command to resume normally sized text.

Upcoming conferences

Please visit our booth at these upcoming conferences:

American Physical Society March Meeting 2005 - Booth 1106 Los Angeles, CA March 21--25, 2005
2005 Joint Statistical Meetings Minneapolis, MN August 7--11, 2005
MathFest 2005 Albuquerque, NM August 4--6, 2005
31st AMATYC Annual Conference San Diego, CA November 10--12, 2005

New and revised technical support topics

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