Welcome to our latest collection of news and technical tips for our Scientific Word/WorkPlace/Notebook users.
The current version of Scientific Word, Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook is v6.0.29; if you are running an earlier version we recommend you update to the current version when convenient; the installation instructions are here.
We Emailed back with the following instructions:How do I type "y hat" in Scientific word? Thanks.
and attached a sample document as both a Scientific Word document and its PDF.To type accents over mathematics, such as y hat, first change to Maths mode with Ctrl-M (or Cmd-M on Mac), then enter the character:
Right click on the character, and select Properties – Character Properties, then choose the accent required and click OK
We were pleasantly surprised if opening by double-clicking was the only circumstance in which problems arose when working from Dropbox. We agreed that we could:...by his opening his SWP files directly from Dropbox (double-clicking on the file from the Dropbox folder to open SWP).
Note that in version 6.0 of Scientific Word/WorkPlace the auto-save parameter is set in seconds according to Tool – Preferences – General – General – Automatic saving....see how working on a document in the Dropbox folder could cause problems: Scientific WorkPlace v5.5 is auto-saving the document every few minutes according to the parameter set at Tools – User Setup – Files – Miscellaneous – Create Quick-load Backup Files, and Dropbox is automatically syncing… so I can see potential for problems there. <snip>
I’m pleasantly surprised if that issue can be resolved simply by opening Scientific WorkPlace first...
not always seem to agree accurately with the software. E.g. Insert -> Image ... in the software does not give the same dialog as the manual shows
Please feel free to get in touch if you also would prefer real printed copies of those manuals...Virtually no-one uses manuals (or DVDs) for software these days, and so it is unlikely that the manuals will be revised; there is no Scientific WorkPlace DVD. A better source of help is to use the online Help. Clicking on:
Help – Scientific WorkPlace help – (Search) – Image – Adding images
gives you the screenshot you see in practice.
We therefore can not recommend the printed manuals as a good investment; if you really want the two manuals (Creating Documents and Doing Maths) we do have them available for the difference between the new-user ‘Boxed system’ and ‘Licence-only’ prices – ie. £30 + £10 Carriage + VAT. However, you will in any case receive a complimentary manual set when taking up the Live Training for v6.0
To rename the file, simply open \SW[P]Docs in Windows File Explorer or the Mac Finder, then right-click – Rename.In addition to your manual backups, in the same folder as your .sci file there will be a file [filename].bak. You can (keep a copy then) rename this as, for example, [filename]2.sci; this will open as your previous successfully saved document.
It turned out the graphic in question had a name of the form:when I insert an image and preview in pdf, it appears as
V2.pdf V2.pdf V2.pdf V2.pdf V2.ps V2.ps V2.ps V2.ps V2.png V2.png V2.png V2.png V2.jpg V2.jpg V2.jpg
what am I doing wrong?
XYZ V2.pngLaTeX doesn't know what to do in this situation: it throws away the XYZ and then cannot find a graphic called V2.png so it just keeps saying it!
This software is way too good to keep to yourself! Why not tell your colleagues and co-authors...