Math in word processors
Math in word processors
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Is there any way to prepare calculation reports that looks like word processor document and in the same time it can show formulas and calculation.
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RE: Math in word processors
RE: Math in word processors
There are a number of tutorials on the internet, here is one
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www.SlideRuleEra.net
RE: Math in word processors
Alternately, there are a number of programs that natively support live equations such as Mathcad, or perhaps:
http://www.livemath.com/
TTFN
RE: Math in word processors
http://www.livemath.com/matheq/
TTFN
RE: Math in word processors
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." Albert Einstein
RE: Math in word processors
if i understood your question correctly you need a report that will display the formulae used and the results of applying those formulae...
word can display with the equation editor a very complex formula with exponents and subindices, root symbols... the works... but WILL NOT replace the symbols by the values...
e.g. you can write in word with the equation editor:
A = π⋅r²
but it will NOT replace:
π = 3.1416
r = 3 ft
A = 3.1416⋅3²
and calculate:
A = 28.27 ft²
the only way that i know of doing something like that is doing it all in excel
and then embed the spreadsheet into word to make it look nice and add all the trimmings like a border and a box with the company logo and eng'd, drawn, approved boxes etc...
the word equation editor is not very user friendly...
HTH
saludos.
a.
RE: Math in word processors
LaTeX is without a doubt the best option available, beautifully formated reports, excellent equation writing abilities ... I wrote my entire thesis in LaTeX, 89,000 odd words 150 odd equations ... best decision I ever made, you tell a figure to be 13.24mm from the top of page 125, and it will always be exactly 13.24mm from the top of page 125 and will not move!
Unfortunately most people could not be bothered (read: are too lazy) to learn it. :( You can get a good LaTeX emulator for windows called WinEDT, and you need to install the LaTeX compilers too.
/begin{eqnarray} /label{eqn:einstein}
E&=&mc^{2}//
c=/sqrt{/frac{E}{m}}
/end{eqnarray}
(Sorry, the first equation I could think of ;) )
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RE: Math in word processors
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The nicest thing about these programs is that you see the equation in finalform within the editor. I've used the "/begin /end" syntax and for complex equations you have to be really committed to your word processor to get good results.
David
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David
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TTFN
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I use it to show the formula when it gets too complex to just use simple text.
However, the equation editor can be a little quirky in Excel when it comes time to print. I copy the equation while in equation editor, then click on the spreadsheet and edit/paste special and insert the equation as a picture (enhanced metafile).
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www.cscworld.com/tedds/tedds.html
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MathLook for Excel will find all the formulas in an existing spreadsheet and convert to 2d formulas like from a text. It also renames cell names. Check it out at www.uts.com