|From: Dr Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd.||
It's a fairly frequent question, and we thought others might also like to be pointed to the instructions for using someone else's typesetting specifications. We replied:"May i ask something? I need to write a book for Cambridge University press and they have sent me files for latex 2e. Those files i can't open with my Scientific workplace version 5. Is there anything i can do to make this work? Thanks so much for letting me know."
You'll see the proviso in the Help page that "we do not provide Technical Support services for shells and documents created with typesetting specifications obtained from other sources" - but we interpret this generously for our favourite customers!Thanks for your reply. The files they will have sent you contain the required typesetting specifications; instructions for using such information with Scientific WorkPlace are in the online Help - Search - typesetting specifications - typesetting specifications - typesetting specifications from outside sources. It's non-trivial, but the instructions are comprehensive.
We gave three different methods in our response. You can:"how can I make the font within my document larger?"
And we attached a file which, when compiled with Typeset - PreviewPDF, will demonstrate the second and third methods above. (We don't pretend it's pretty - we're just demonstrating the possibilities!)
- Increase the body text size for the document by clicking on Typesetting - Options and Packages - Class Options - Modify - Body text point size, and selecting 12pt rather than 10pt or 11pt.
- Use one of the appropriate text tags from the Tag toolbar (View – Toolbars – Tag). In size order these are: large, Large, LARGE, huge, HUGE
- Add the scalefnt package, according to the instructions available in the online Help – Search – font size – font size – scaling fonts.
We replied with the file slidefootnote.tex , which you'll see from File - Document Info started out using the Shell Document Style Editor - Slides A. We've simply added the lscape package as described in our October 2008 mailing (Item 1), and inserted a footnote in the usual way (Insert - Note). Click on Typeset - PreviewPDF to see the result."how to insert footnotes in slide styles and keeping them with landscape orientation"
It is indeed possible; to see this work, first please save samplearticle.pdf and pdfpages.sty onto your computer (right-click - Save Target As) according to the instructions below. We replied:"I have two problems. I would like
I should be grateful if you would let me know if this is possible
- to include/insert at the end of my tex document some pages from a pdf file (about 30 pages) but not to insert each page as an image. Is there any way to do this? Someone told me that I may need two packages (pdfpages and eso-pic) but I cannot find them in my swp software.
- the cover page (1st page) to be an image covering the whole page.
Many thanks for your time"
In case you don't manage it straight away, the result is shown in http://www.sciword.co.uk/includepdf.pdf . In answer to the second question, we said:Please find a sample .tex file attached, which will work on your Scientific (Word) WorkPlace system if you put the PDF file in c:/swp55/Test/samplearticle.pdf, or else change the path in the TeX fields. It demonstrates using a selection of pages from the PDF, 4-up on a page, and another selection of pages (including a blank page) full size. You'll need to put the pdfpages package (pdfpages.sty) where Scientific (Word) WorkPlace looks for packages - eg. c:\swp55\TCITeX\TeX\LaTeX\contrib\pdfpages\ which folder you'll need to make).
Perhaps you'd let us know how useful this technical tip is to you?Your best course of action is to print/convert your image to an A4 PDF, and then use the same pdfpages command. <snip> Be sure that both your graphic and document are the same page shape - eg. A4; in Scientific WorkPlace this is chosen in Typeset - Options & Packages - Class Options - Modify - paper size.
We recommended that:"I make sides to give talks on a Toshiba laptop with a tablet feature. I use SWP but I need to put in pictures which in the past I drew with paint but now would like to hand draw in Windows Journal. How can I import such pictures into my SWP document?"
We hope this might be of use to others as well. Windows Journal is available from Start - Programs - Accessories - Tablet PC....since Windows Journal is primarily able to export in TIFF format you'll have to use that: File - Export - Save as Type TIFF. Then you can open the resulting TIFF in Paint and save from there as a JPG after you've cropped the part of the page you're interested in <snip>
In practice you'll probably want to start with the Blank template in Journal - File - New note from Template - Blank to avoid the lined paper effect.