Scientific Word 6®
Scientific Word Version 6 brings you the ease of entering
text and mathematics in natural notation in an easy-to-use word processing
system. Now running on OS X®, as well as on Windows®, with its entirely
new Mozilla-based architecture, Scientific Word 6
provides more flexibility for your workplace. You can save or export
your documents in multiple formats, according to your publication and
portability needs. Your documents are saved as
All of the MacKichan Software products share the same easy-to-learn, easy-to-use scientific word processor. You can create mathematical and scientific documents easily, combining text and mathematics in a completely integrated environment. Scientific Word 6 allows you to compose and edit complex documents directly on the screen without having to think in a programming language.
The program window has been completely redesigned to provide easy access to the tools you need to create and navigate documents. In addition to the standard menu bar at the top, there is a status bar at the bottom and several other customizable toolbars just above the text entry area.
and all files related to them (embedded files, plot files, etc.) are
automatically bundled together. In Scientific Word 6 you
only need a single file bearing the extension
can seamlessly import
XML and XHTML files, Version 6
represents your mathematics as M
Word 6 gives you multiple document production options. You can
choose whether to preview or print directly from the program window when
you are ready for output, or you can view your document in a browser. With Scientific Word
6, you can typeset your document when you need the extensive document
New to Scientific Word 6, you may Undo an unlimited number of previous editing changes from your current session within a document.
Scientific Word 6 allows you to check your spelling in realtime. With the inline spell checking from MySpell, you can catch any misspellings. MySpell, which is open-source, includes dictionaries in over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red underline.
Word 6 speeds document formatting with a new visual interface for
page layouts. Common tasks, such as section head and footnote
formatting, are simpler. This new WYSIWYG interface translates directly
Tables in Scientific Word 6 are made easier by a new visual interface. Rows and columns will resize automatically to fit the amount of information being entered; you can also manually resize them.
The manual, Creating Documents with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word Version 6, by Clint Hicks, is a guide to the substantial changes in this new version. Written as an introduction for new users, as well as giving existing users information about the important changes to the functionality of our programs, this manual is available as a download, but can also be purchased in paperback.
While you are doing the work of creating content, you do not need to be distracted by formatting tasks. Scientific Word 6 does that work for you. With so many available output options, each with a different purpose and appearance, taking the time-consuming approach of trying to make the document on the screen look as much as possible like the printed document is simply not necessary.
Because the document window does not correspond directly to the size of online or printed pages, the program does not display page divisions or fixed line lengths on the screen; lines are broken to fit the size of the window. When you preview the document, you will see the page divisions correctly. Our programs use styles and tags for formatting documents, which can be printed directly or saved as XHTML files for use on your website.
Scientific Word 6 provides direct access to the Internet from within the program. The online Help system provides fast information when you need it. Free, competent technical help is available from MacKichan Software, Inc. by email, phone, or fax.