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PostDoc at Harvard in computer graphics.


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comment How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
I validated again. I think it is now a PDF exporting issue that would deserve another question rather than a font issue. I've tried multiple exporters (word's native exporter, pdfcreator, nitro, adobe, novapdf, pdf995, the googledoc trick, online converters...), but none work well (either mess up the rendering, or fail to add links). The closest to work is Novapdf, but which only puts a link if it doesn't span 2 lines, and also adds a "demo-version" logo to each page. I'll find a workaround.
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accepted How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
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comment How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
mm... actually no, even with Latin Modern, and no PDF/A compliance, there is a lot of problems (some parentheses disappear in the output PDF). Also, giving up PDF/A compliance is kind of a problem : I really need the document to be readable by agencies, that won't try hard to open it with another reader if it fails with their own. I'm upvoting your answer, still, since it's a nice step toward the solution.
Jan
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comment How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
I de-validated and then re-validated : it seems that your solution works if I use the Latin Modern Font ( gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/lm-math/download/index_html ) and give up PDF/A compliance. It doesn't work well with XITS
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revised How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
new failed attempt
Jan
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comment How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
arg... this solution seems to have a problem. When I export to pdf using Word's exporter, it completely messes with characters. When I use print->adobe pdf, it exports the equations well, but I loose all the clickable links in the document....)
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comment How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
thanks, the XITS font seems to work nicely! I had tried changing the font, but only had Cambria math supported.
Jan
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comment How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
(note that I really used the equation tool in Word to do this equation, and used the \int solution)
Jan
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comment How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?
I mean aesthetically ugly (everything: the integral sign, the font for letters, the spacing, the parentheses of varying size, the thickness of letters... just compare to the latex version), which is why nobody usually write math in Word : it does not look professional. Where can I find the "display mode" ? I see and tried "Professional", "Linear" and "Normal", and Professional is the best I could get from Word (which is the screenshot above). [edit: I think I found, but it was already in display mode, although it's not really different from inline)]
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