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September 2010

Christopher MabbFrom: Dr Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd.
To: Our Scientific Word/WorkPlace/Notebook Technical Typesetting list


    Lots more news, tips and technical information in the latest of our regular Emails:


  1. Creating an unnumbered section:    Around the time of our last mailing, another message from our page at http://www.scientific-workplace.com/ asked:
    Hi, I´m doing my theses in SWP and I have 2 questions:
    1. How can I change the world "Contents" for "Contenidos" if I´m using a table of contents.
    2. I want the introduction to be a section, but I don´t want it to be numbered, How can I do that?
    I hope you can help me, thanks!!
    The first part is similar to item 1 of our July 2010 mailing. We responded (with an example attached):
    Thanks for your message. To resolve these two issues:
    1. Add the line

      to your Typeset - Preamble
    2. Right-click and choose Properties at the start of your Introduction section heading, and select "unnumbered"
    Please see the .tex file attached.
    Do please download the attachment from https://www.sciword.co.uk/mailings/contentsname.tex and Typeset - Preview PDF to see the unnumbered section (Introduction), together with the Spanish name for the Table of Contents (both on p1).

  2. Version 4.0:    Our piece about version 3.0 last time prompted a response from a user who's been on our database since 1994. He replied:
    "You may be interested to know that, having changed my computer, I recently re-installed my ancient copy of Scientific Workplace 4.0 on Windows 7 without doing anything fancy. I then downloaded the update to version 4.1 and installed that. Everything, including registration, went without a hitch and I didn't need to do anything fancy."
    (Thanks Steve.) Surely not many of you are still using version 4.0, are you - and missing all the benefits available from the later versions 5.0 and 5.5, as described on our website at https://www.sciword.co.uk/v5-0.htm and https://www.sciword.co.uk/v5-5.htm ?
        But we thought you'd like to know you could still use v4.0 with Windows 7 if you wanted!

  3. Correction re. ntheorem:    We referred last time (item 3) to the ntheorem package for creating unnumbered Examples and Theorems etc. However, we should have pointed out that the ntheorem package is only included with the latest Build 2960 of Scientific Word/WorkPlace v5.5 (see our February 2010 mailing for the free update referred to at item 4) - otherwise you will need to find ntheorem.sty online and save it to (for example) the \TCITeX\TeX\LaTeX\contrib\ntheorem\ folder (which you will create) of your Scientific Word/WorkPlace installation.

  4. Notes beneath tables:    A user at a university in London asked us:
    "Hi, I have two (related) questions. I would like to write notes under my tables. How can I do it? Now the second question. To circumvent the problem, i copied a table as figure and then pasted it. But the problem is that automatically the caption is denoted as Figure 1. How can eliminate "Figure 1"?"
    Our reply is best understood from the file we sent him: download and open https://www.sciword.co.uk/mailings/tablenotes.tex , and click on Typeset - Preview PDF to see how to create notes with a Floating table, and with a table pasted in as a Displayed graphic.

  5. Creating an Index:    We believe that the power to create indexes is one of the most under-used features of Scientific Word and Scientific WorkPlace; it is documented in the online Help - Search - index - indexes - creating an index, and Help - Search - index - index entries - index entries. Recently a user in Israel asked us:
    "When creating an index entry, I mark an index-word, say 'children", and it goes into the index. However, I want ALL of the times that word appears to be listed, but the computer only lists that specific word I marked.
    How can I make the computer find ALL times that word appears, and list their respective page numbers?
    I am using Scientific Workplace 5.50
    Thanks in advance."
    Our solution was very simple:
    Once you have got the index working, why not simply do a Find and Replace and shown in the attached graphic for the sample document attached?
    If you download the file we attached, be sure to click Typeset - Compile PDF - Generate an Index before you click on Typeset - Preview PDF so as to see the one-word Index created on p6. How might you want to make use of the power of indexes?

  6. The hyperref package:    The hyperref package allows you to create live links in PDF files you generate from Scientific Word/WorkPlace; it works best if placed at the bottom of the list of Package in Use (Typeset - Options and Packages - Package Options). When someone in Cambridge asked us how they could "just highlight the publication text and keep the url link hidden in order to go to the linked publication", we created the sample document hyperreftest.tex: we suggest you Preview the PDF and go to the Appendix on p5 to read the final paragraph and test the link.

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Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd., UK
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Email: christopher@sciword.co.uk
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