Q. How do I do math textbooks in Duxbury?
A. After some experimentation and a quick call to Duxbury, I can offer what
appears to be the simplest way to do math (with the caveat that, although doable,
it's still going to be a good bit of work). In order to produce texts as described
below, you will need the following:
- An OCR program (preferably OmniPage v. 12)
- Scientific Notebook (available at an education discount; produced by MacKichan
- Duxbury (of course ;-)
- Work a chapter at a time
- Scan your text and run the OCR program.
- The OCR process is probably going to strip out most of the mathematical
notationthats okay, youre going to retype the equations
- Edit your OCR document, but ignore the math for now.
- Do not bother with applying styles in Word, as you would when preparing
other documents for Duxbury (Scientific Notebook will not recognize them).
- Copy the chapter that you have in Word, open Scientific Notebook, and paste
the chapter into a new document.
- Use the math insert function and the equation builder capabilities to enter
your math equations into the text wherever necessary.
- Also insert the inkprint-book page number on its own line (hard return
before and after) preceded by three ampersands (e.g., &&&1, &&&2,
right before the first word on a page.
- Save the document as a Scientific Notebook document in the DBTdocs folder
on the C: drive.
- Open Duxbury and choose New from the File menu.
- Browse to the DBTdocs folder, find your Scientific Notebook file, and open
it. (Duxbury brings the file in as TeX or LaTeX.)
- In Duxbury, you will need to apply styles to the headings, lists, etc.
(To apply a style, press F8 then choose the style from the list and select
- Now the reason for the ampersands
Select coded view by going to View
> Codes (or pressing Alt+F3). Select the replace window, Edit > Replace
on the menu bar (or press F6). In the Text to find: box, enter
&&&. In the Replace with: box, enter CTRL+[. After
the little red brackets appear, type in the letters lea. Choose
OK and replace all. The [lea] code will tell Duxbury that what follows is
a print page number.
- Youre ready to emboss!