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05-04-2005, 06:37 PM
I am new to the possibilities offered by Dreamweaver. I would like to know if it is recommended to use MS Word Equation Editor to produce mathematicals equations that can later be pasted on my web page (I've tried briefly but does not seem to yield good results)? If not, is there more efficient/professional techniques/tools to deal with this issue?

05-05-2005, 06:29 AM
The technically correct way to go would be to use Math ML ('http://www.w3.org/Math/') with XHTML. You can use Math ML within dreamweaver by importing ('http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/mx2004/using/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=Using_Dreamweaver&file=21_cod21.htm') the DTD ('http://www.w3.org/Math/DTD/mathml2/mathml2.dtd').

One practical method of using Math ML would be http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimath.html ('http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimath.html')

Quick and DIrety solution is to use images

05-05-2005, 12:53 PM
ranjan, does that mean that the user has to dowload extra fonts as well, like in the page you referenced above?

05-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Unfortunately the user will have to download math font...

Usually the fonts may / may not be included in the IE plugins available

05-06-2005, 07:14 PM
Hi all,
Following your comments I researched severall leads. But it appears I find an easier solution. From WordPerfect I can choose "Publish to HTML" and the document generated keeps the format of the equations I need.

When I tried to do the equivalent with Word by saving my document as a Web Page I received a warning message saying some of the symbols in my documents, namely the equations, were not supported by IE 4.

My Question is the following: If I use WordPerfect to post my equations on my page, will users have difficulty to access it as might be subjected from the message generated when usign Word?

Thanks in advance for responding!