If you learn best from examples, want information you can put to work immediately in your Mathcad worksheets, or wish to access any page on the World Wide Web from within Mathcad, choose Resource Center from the Help menu. You will see a Mathcad Electronic Book in a custom window with its own tool bar, as shown in Figure 2-2.
Deleting a topic from thollaboratory
A If you posted a file or a message to the Collaboratory but would like to remove it:
• Choose Collaboratory from the File menu.
• Check the list of forums in the upper left comer of the dialog box. Click on the forum containing the topic you want to delete.
• Once you’ve selected the forum, click on the topic you want to delete. The topics are in the scrolling list at the upper right comer of the dialog box.
• Press [nel].
After you confirm that you want to delete the topic, you’ll see your topic disappear from the Topics window on the upper right comer of the dialog box. Note that if your fIle or message has received any responses, you won’t be able to delete it.
Opening a worksheet from another World Wide Web server
If you know the address ot a Mathcad worksheet on the World Wide Web, you can use the Collaboratory dialog box to open that worksheet:
• Choose Collaboratory from the File menu.
• In the “URL” box at the bottom, delete any address that you see and then type the URL of the worksheet you want to open. The URL is typically of te form
• Click the “Get” button. The Mathcad worksheet will appear in its own worksheet window. See “Web browsing in the Resource Center” on page 38 for a more generic method of browsing the Web from within Mathcad.The Resource Center offers:
• A comprehensive Mathcad Electronic Book containing a collection of tutorials, examples, and reference information. Simply drag and drop information from the Resource Center into your own Mathcad worksheets.
• Immediate access to Mathcad worksheets on MathSoft’s World Wide Web site or other Internet sites.
• Access to the full Web-browsing functionality of Microsoft Internet Explorer from within the Mathcad environment.
Browsing the Resource Center
The Resource Center is a Mathcad Electronic Book-a hyperlinked collection of Mathcad worksheets. As in other hypertext systems, you move around a Mathcad Electronic Book just by clicking on icons or underlined text. You can also use the toolbar buttons at the top of the Resource Center window. For more information about using the toolbar buttons to move around an Electronic Book and copying information from the Electronic Book to your worksheets, see “Using Electronic Books” on page 40. Here are brief descriptions of the topics available in the Resource Center:
• Overview. A high level introduction to Mathcad’s computational features.
• Tutorial. Step-by-step guidance for new users on creating math, text, and graphics regions.
• QuickSheets. A collection of hundreds of pre-made Mathcad worksheets, from factoring a number or computing a mortgage payment to solving a system of equations. The QuickSheets also contain special pages on which you can save any text or math you want quick access to. Look for “Personal QuickSheets” in the table
of contents. Anything you enter in these sheets is automatically saved when you close the Resource Center. Changes made to any other pages in the Resource Center are discarded when you close the Resource Center. ill Web Library. If you have Internet access, jump directly to a growing library of Mathcad worksheets and Electronic Books on the World Wide Web. See “Opening a worksheet from another World Wide Web server” on page 36 for information about accessing other Mathcad worksheets on the Web. See also “Web browsing in the Resource Center” below. t
• Reference Tables. Look up physical constants, chemical and physical data, and mathematical formulas you can use in your Mathcad worksheets.
• Practical Statistics. An introduction to hypothesis testing and data analysis in Mathcad.
• The Treasury Guide to Solving. In-depth discussion of methods to sol e equations in Mathcad, excerpted from The Mathcad Treasury, the best-selling Mathcad Electronic Book by Paul R. Lorczak. Pro
• The Treasury Guide to Programming. In-depth discussion of programming operators and programming techniques in Mathcad Professional, also excerpted from The Mathcad Treasury.
Web browsing in the Resource Center
If you have Internet access, the Web Library button in the Resource Center connects you to a collection of Mathcad worksheets on the World Wide Web. You can also use the Resource Center window to browse to any location on the World Wide Web and open standard Hypertext Mark-up Language (H1ML) and other Web pages, like those