From: Dr Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd.

October 2008

To: Our Scientific Word/WorkPlace/Notebook Technical Typesetting listChristopher
 
    In the latest of our bi-monthly Emails, here is further technical information to ensure you get the very best from your MacKichan Software program:

  1. Landscape:    We've had several enquiries about changing to Landscape mode in the middle of a Scientific Word or Scientific WorkPlace document. Part of the confusion lies in the fact that the best way of doing it depends on whether your purpose is then to use Typeset - Preview (to create a DVI file) or Typeset - PreviewPDF (to produce PDF output). Our instructions are as follows:
    1. For producing DVI output: add the portland package by clicking on Typeset - Options and Packages - Package Options - Add - portland - OK. Then, at the place you want landscape to start, insert a TeX field (Insert - Typeset Object - TeX field) saying \landscape. And at the place you want to revert to portrait, insert a TeX field saying \portrait. Sample files are available for download at http://www.sciword.co.uk/LandscapeforDVI.tex and http://www.sciword.co.uk/LandscapeforDVI.dvi . In this example, you would then separately print page 1 in Portrait, pages 2 to 5 in Landscape, and finally page 6 in Portrait.
    2. For producing PDF output: add the lscape package by clicking on Typeset - Options and Packages - Package Options - Add - lscape - OK. Then, at the place you want landscape to start, insert a TeX field (Insert - Typeset Object - TeX field) saying \begin{landscape}. And at the place you want to revert to portrait, insert a TeX field saying \end{landscape}. Sample files are available for download at http://www.sciword.co.uk/LandscapeforPDF.tex and http://www.sciword.co.uk/LandscapeforPDF.pdf .
    You should not try to combine the portland and lscape packages in the same document.

  2. Activating your permanent serial number:    It frequently happens that people buy our software towards the end of their free 30-day demo period (we're not complaining...); they've already got their chosen program installed and are happy with it. Despite the fact that they're going to receive a full boxed system including manuals and CD within 48 hours, pressure of time means that all they really want to do is activate the new serial number to obtain a permanent licence, and carry on working. Here's how to do it:
    1. Click on Help - System Features - Change Serial Number and enter your new permanent serial number; click OK - OK.
    2. Re-register by clicking on Help - Register - By an automated web service, and follow through as before to register online and have the program install your new licence file. After you close and re-open your Scientific Word/WorkPlace/Notebook program, you will have a permanent working system; the test of a correct installation is that when you click on Help - System Features you have a dozen or so lines saying "Available".
    3. Occasionally it happens that the new licence information gets appended to the old licence information rather than replacing it, and your program still does not work correctly. In this case, exit Scientific Word/WorkPlace/Notebook, delete your file license.lic in the \Licenses folder of your installation (either c:\swp55\Licenses\license.lic , c:\sw55\Licenses\license.lic or c:\Program Files\Scientific Notebook\Licenses\license.lic ) and then re-register as in Step 2 above.

  3. Training:    Frequently, when people send us their documents asking for help with one particular problem, we cannot help noticing several other instances throughout the document where they are missing out on the real power of Scientific Word/WorkPlace to typeset their document perfectly. It might be that they've numbered sections manually, rather than letting LaTeX number them automatically; inserted unnecessary Carriage Returns around displays, which spoil LaTeX's professional spacing and can cause the rest of a Proof or Lemma to be laid out incorrectly; nested in-line graphics inside displays, rather than choosing Displayed or Floating graphics; manually (and inconsistently) spaced the paragraphs, rather than by using the \parskip command. It's such a shame. And so - again - we'd like to urge those of you who are self-taught in Scientific Word or Scientific WorkPlace to take the plunge: Start making the most of your investment in this professional typesetting software with our Training Courses, which have evolved over more than 15 years of development.
         All Annual Maintenance Site Licensees, together with everyone having purchased a Scientific Word/WorkPlace system in the previous 6 months, qualifies for a 75% discount on Training Courses for small-group classes limited to four people. Please Email back today if you'd like to book one of the remaining slots for Training this year. We look forward to hearing from you.

    That's all for now. Please remember that, as UK distributors since 1990, supplying only the MacKichan range of products, all systems come with our matchless technical support included free of charge. So why not forward this Email to your friends and fellow mathematicians and scientists around the world, or else click the link below so they can benefit from a free 30-day trial of our software? We'll never rent or sell their contact details to anyone else - please see our Anti-Spam policy at http://www.sciword.co.uk/antispam.htm .

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Cheers,

Christopher
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Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd., UK
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