How to write a mathematics paper
June 18, 2007 5:47 PM Subscribe
I need to write a document with a lot of algebraic formulas. What word processor / page layout program would make this quickest and easiest
posted by rolypolyman to Computers & Internet (25 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I use Windows, and have available Word, OpenOffice, PageMaker 7.0, and InDesign CS2 (whether it's layout or word processor software is not a big deal). I'd like to be able to set algebraic equations quickly and with minimum fuss so I can concentrate on the flow and writing (square roots, fractions, etc).
I know LaTeX (protext?) is often recommended for math, but I am worried about overkill and a steep learning curve. I'm not typesetting a calculus textbook or anything like that.
I am most used to PageMaker, but it has laughable math support. I considered finding a utility that creates a formula and spits out a TIF to embed in the document, but I nixed it as it could get excessively time consuming.
What would work best? I can consider cheap shareware or freeware (this is not for a professional project).