A newsletter for users of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook.
We have released build 2960 of Version 5.5 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook. Changes include an updated version of pdfLaTeX, updates to address Vista issues, and many updates to shells, help files, and typesetting specifications. A full list of changes is available on our web site in the article Patch update 2960 for Version 5.5. The update applies only to the English language version of the products.
Build 2960 includes the new document PackageSample-ulem.tex in the directory SWSamples. This document demonstrates using the ulem package, including a method to tag parts of the document to indicate deleted or added text. Only one level of change tracking is available, also called legislative format since it is often used by governmental bodies to show proposed changes to legislative documents.
Over 25 new shells were added with the update to build 2960. Also, several shells were renamed and a few that used obsolete or no longer supported typesetting specifications were deleted. See Patch update 2960 for Version 5.5 for the detailed list. Below is a partial list of new shells.
American Economic Review (Similar)
International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Joint Statistical Meetings Article
Journal of Economic Literature (Similar)
Journal of Economic Perspectives (Similar)
Journal of Political Economy
Quarterly Journal of Economics (Similar)
SPIE Proceedings (Note: this shell previously used article as the typesetting specification, spie is now the typesetting specification.)
XeTeX article shells customized for several languages: Greek, Japanese, Korean , Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
Report - TU Wien Report (Note: this shell previously used report as the typesetting specification, refrep is now the typesetting specification.)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Dissertation
Yale University Doctoral Dissertation
SciFace Software GmbH & Co. KG, the maker of MuPAD Pro, has been acquired by The MathWorks, the maker of MATLAB technical computing software. We're very excited about this development and will be working with MathWorks on future generations of MuPAD for our products. For more details, please visit this Frequently Asked Questions page on The MathWorks web site.
In August 2009 MacKichan Software opened a second office in New Mexico, in Santa Fe. Barry and Lynda MacKichan are currently working from this office and expect to hire a new technical writer there soon. Orders and fulfillment continue to be handled in the Poulsbo, Washington office, while technical support and development continue in Las Cruces, NM. Contact information for the Santa Fe office is:Mailing address: 1010 Marquez Place, Unit L, Santa Fe, NM 87505Telephones: 505-983-6887 or 505 983-6760Fax: 505-983-6865
If you are interested in a Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, or Scientific Notebook training workshop for your group, please contact one of the presenters listed in the conferences and workshops pages on our web site. The workshops are independently run by experts in the use of our software. Though the workshops are not affiliated with MacKichan Software, we highly recommend these presenters and consistently receive rave reviews from attendees of their workshops.
Please visit us at these upcoming conferences:
|Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meetings||Atlanta, GA||January 3 - 5, 2010|
|Joint Mathematics Meetings||San Francisco, CA||January 13 - 16, 2010|
|American Physical Society 2010 March Meeting||Portland, OR||March 15 - 17, 2010|
|MacKichan Software is a sponsor of this event|
|Joint Statistical Meetings 2010||Vancouver, British Columbia||Aug. 1 - 4, 2010|
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