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Mathcad Formatting for Reports

Mathcad Formatting for Reports

Mathcad Formatting for Reports

I'm trying to get some Mathcad sheets presentable enough for formal reports and find the formatting difficult.  
I'm interested in tips or tricks you use to make the final product look more professional.

Here are some specific issues I'd like to address:

-Variable re-definition underlines, the underline prints adding extraneous marks to the final product and I don't see an option to turn them off. (These should be something like the Word misspelling underline.)

-Row / column arrangement, can arrange rows, or columns but getting both aligned into a grid, or aligned across different pages or sections doesn't happen. (There should be an option or tool like Word columns or ruler.)

-Unit placement - the units often overlap the numbers on my printouts.

I'm also interested in other suggestions for report formatting you may have.

RE: Mathcad Formatting for Reports

To turn off the extraneous marks, go to Tools/Preferences/Warnings.

The best formatting tip I have is to turn on the ruler from the View menu, and set your tabs to space your input evenly across the page.

Hope this helps.

RE: Mathcad Formatting for Reports

Thanks for the tips, especially the marks.

Layout still seems overly free-form; is this just the way it is?

RE: Mathcad Formatting for Reports

Yes, Mathcad's input format is supposed to reflect how you might use a quad pad.

However, you can turn on the ruler and guidelines if you want to align things along specific lines on your pages.


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