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Eugene Saletan's picture

Pascal's triangle

Can you suggest a way to place Pacal's triangle neatly into an SWP document?  I tried doing it with a table but that yielded a cumbersome result, far too wide and hard to understand.  The only alternative I can think of is to do it as a graphic and import it into SWP.

Thanks..........Gene Saletan

Pantera's picture

Figure - once more

 Hi John - ref. my question with regard to adjusting text in swp5.5 figures (see below). Your suggestion function well - thanks! However, there is some problem to get enough space for the text if you try to place it (text) outside the axis (and the border) which we normally do (please, see attached figure). Any suggestions?



xc22's picture

How do I get rid of blank pages?

Hi everyone,

When I'm typesetting my dissertation, I get a blank page between chapters.  Have any of you encountered similar problems before?  How did you remove the blank pages?

Thanks a lot!


Kerstin's picture


Hi all,

is there any possibility to get a maple-formula into an swp file? I'm using SWP 5.5. I already tried to follow the instructions in the swp help database to install maple as computation engine from an earlier version of SWP. Unfortunately, when I copy maple-output into SWP and try to use it for further computations, it is not interpreted correctly (the square of x is interpreted as 2x, for example).

Thanks in advance for any helpful comments!


rob.distel's picture

How do I import a pdf image into a swp document?

I have a set of .eps files that I convert to .pdf using epstopdf --gsopt="-dPDFX=true" in order to ensure that all referenced fonts in the eps file are embedded in a portable way. I then want to import the pdf files into my swp file so that I can generate a pdf. This should be easy because pdflatex supports pdf graphics - but there seems to be no way to import using the import picture command. If I directly import the .eps files the pdf that is generated does not embed the fonts used in the eps files.

whats the best method to use?

rob.distel's picture

Exporting All Fonts in a pdf

A common requirement for journal submissions is to ensure that all fonts used in a pdf are exported as part of the pdf. Unfortunately the default configuration of SWP5.5 can not do this. Using the TrueTex pdf generator leaves the default fonts (ie. Courier and Times-Roman) out of the pdf file.

If MikTeX 2.9 is used on the same .tex file then the pdf has the fonts correctly embedded. (using the expert typeset options to select an alternative formatter to invoke MikTex from within SWP).

Any suggestions? 

Pantera's picture


/* Style Definitions */
{mso-style-name:"Vanlig tabell";
mso-padding-alt:0mm 5.4pt 0mm 5.4pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman";

longtermrenter's picture

Uk Dissertation/Thesis

Just wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a good shell for a dissertation/thesis to use for UK universities. So far, the only hurdle I can see to using SW or SWP for mine is that I am required to have a References section for citations and a Bibliography section for books that were just used for general reading. In SW/SWP it looks like there is just a Bibliography section which then becomes called a References section when typeset. Will I need to vreate custom tags to create this feature?

otherwise, looks pretty damn powerful.


rob.distel's picture

\ref versus \eqref

Is there any way of using the \eqref tag instead of the \ref tag in SWP5.5? When the amsmath package is loaded it still uses \ref when using INSERT/TYPESET OBJECT/CROSS REFERENCE.



theodore.norvell's picture


Hi.  I'm having trouble adding a new "verbatim" environment to by CST file.   The problem is that it does not save properly.  When I save as portable LaTeX there is no \begin or \end command.  I've also had trouble saving as a SW/SWP file, but problem is not consistently reproducible.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Attached are the .cst file, a screen shot, and the result of saving as a portable LaTeX file.

Below is an excerpt from the .cst.

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