Category Archive for: Text

Spell-checking

After creating text, you can have Mathcad search it for misspelled words and suggest replacements. You can also add words that you commonly use to your dictionary. Note that Mathcad will spell-check only text regions, not math or graphics regions. Checking text for misspelled words To begin spell-checking, you first have to tell Mathcad what…

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Find and Replace

Mathcad’s Find and Replace commands work in both text and equations. When you search for a sequence of characters, Mathcad looks for that sequence as part of a variable or function name or as a piece of text in a text region. Searching for text To find a sequence of characters, • Choose Find from…

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Text region properties

Mathcad allows you to highlight the background of text regions so that they stand out from the rest of the equations and text in your worksheet. To apply a background highlight color to a text region: • Click in the text region you want to highlight. • Choose Properties from the Format menu. • Click…

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Modifying an existing text style

‘Ulu can change the definition of a text style-its text and paragraph properties-at any time. To modify a text style: • Choose Style from the Format menu. Mathcad brings up the Text Styles dialog box showing the currently available text styles. • Select the name of the text style you want to modify and click…

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Text styles

Mathcad uses text styles to assign default text and paragraph properties to entire text regions. Text styles give you an easy way to create a consistent appearance in your worksheets: rather than choose particular text and paragraph properties for each individual region, you can apply an available text style, setting a range of text and…

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Greek letters in text

To type a Greek letter in a text region use one of these two methods: • Open the Greek Symbol Palette by clicking on the button labeled a~ on the Math Palette, then click on the appropriate button on the palette. • Type the roman equivalent of the Greek letter and immediately press [Ctrl]G. The…

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Changing text properties

Note that if you want to insert the entire contents of a text region into an existing region, you should select the material you want to insert as a text string by clicking in the text and dragging to highlight it. If you copy an entire region selected with the selection rectangle, you can paste…

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Text editing

This section describes Mathcad features for editing existing text. This includes changing the words themselves, either manually or by clicking and typing. It also includes changing the way the words look by changing various font properties, and changing the way they’re arranged by changing the alignment within text regions. Moving the insertion point in text…

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Equations in text

This section describes how to insert equations into your text regions. Equations inserted into text have the same properties as those in the rest of your worksheet. You can edit them using the methods described in Chapter 3, “Editing Equations.” Entering an equation into text can affect the spacing between the lines of a text…

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Inserting text

This section describes how to create text regions in Mathcad. Text regions are useful for inserting any kind of text into your worksheets and templates: comments around the equations and plots in your worksheet, blocks of explanatory text, background information, instructions for the use of the worksheet, and so on. There is no limit on…

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