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I'm a software development engineer in Microsoft Office and have been working mostly on the RichEdit editor since 1994. In this blog I focus on mathematics in Office along with some posts on RichEdit and the early Windows days
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Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Equation Numbering in Office 2016
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19 days ago
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Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016 join OneNote 2010 (and later) in offering a way to display equation numbers flushed to the right margin. To enter an equation number using the linear format (see Section 3.21), type the equation followed by a # (U+0023) followed...
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Math Greek Letter Bug Fixed
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11 months ago
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When Word 2007 and later versions write an RTF file that includes math alphanumeric symbols (see U+1D400..U+1D7FF ), they convert the symbols back to ASCII or Greek in the BMP (basic multilingual plane) and then write the characters out using the appropriate...
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
UTF8 RTF
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over 2 years ago
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For RichEdit 4.0 (Windows XP SP1), I developed a UTF8 version of the Rich Text Format (RTF) . The reason was to have a faster, more reliable way of handling copy/paste for RichEdit than regular RTF. RichEdit 5.0 added the binary format for this purpose...
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Symbols and Emoji
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9 months ago
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The emoji symbols (literally picture characters ) introduced by Japanese cell phone carriers have captured the imaginations of computer users around the world. So much so that occasionally many symbols created long before the emoji are now being treated...
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Cool Equation Number Macros for Word 2007
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over 8 years ago
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Dong Yu of Microsoft's Speech Research Group reports: "Office 2007 comes with a very nice equation editor and bibliography manager. However, it does not support equation number management. To work around this problem. I have developed a set of macros...
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How I got into technical WP
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over 9 years ago
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This post tells a bit of how I started in technical word processing back in the middle of the last century. More precisely it was in 1965 that I started using a nifty (for that time) vector plotting program by Grey Freeman at the Yale Computer Center...
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Using RichEdit 6.0 for Math
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over 8 years ago
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A number of readers have asked how to use the RichEdit 6.0 shipped with Office 2007 to edit and display mathematical text. This post explains one way to do so. The code assumes that you already have an application that knows how to instantiate a RichEdit...
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Article/Video on Murray Sargent and Math in Office
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over 5 years ago
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The article Professor's Laser Focus Gets Math into Office tells some of the story behind the Math in Office project. It also gives a link to a video that includes a sequence of me showing how easy it is to type in the binomial theorem. Hope you like it...
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The Math Paragraph
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over 7 years ago
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The earlier post Breaking Equations into Multiple Lines describes equation line breaking and alignment. In particular, l ong equations often do not fit on a single line and need to be broken up for display on multiple lines. Word 2007 offers two approaches...
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Default Document Math Properties
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over 7 years ago
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A number of math display properties have document defaults. These are the ones used if you don’t explicitly override them, which you can usually do by invoking a math contextmenu option. The properties all pertain to “displayed” math...
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More on Math Context Menus
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over 7 years ago
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An earlier post describes math context menus (right click somewhere in a math zone) for changing the display characteristics of math objects, like fractions and integrals. For example context menus offer options to convert a stacked fraction into a linear...
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A neat opportunity...
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over 7 years ago
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Okay, the Math In Office blog isn't about advertising. But just in case you're someone who really likes RichEdit and editing and wants to work on it (as I did and do J ) and related text processing, here's a pretty fine opportunity. If you're not interested...
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Math Context Menus
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over 7 years ago
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One handy way to edit mathematical text is to use math context menus. These menus are displayed when you depress the right mouse button with the mouse pointing inside a math zone. In addition to the usual Font and Paragraph options, in a math zone you...
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Updated RTF Specification
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over 7 years ago
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An updated RTF Specification is available for downloading here . I already blogged about the new version in the MS Word blog, but wanted to add a few words about math in Math in Office blog. The RTF specification includes a thorough discussion of the...
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Extracting OMML from Word 2003 Math Zone Images
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over 7 years ago
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The science and technology publishing industry uses Word 2003 in processing a significant portion of manuscript submissions. The industry hasn’t yet been able to accept manuscripts in which the mathematical text (math zones) is created using Word 2007...
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Subscript and Superscript Bases
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over 7 years ago
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For proper math typography, it’s important to know the base of a subscript or superscript expression. For example, in Einstein’s equation E = mc 2 , the superscript expression c 2 appears and c is the base, not mc . Knowing what the base is allows proper...
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Mathematical RTF
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over 9 years ago
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This post discusses the Word 2007 math RTF control words. A good way to understand these control words is to note that they are actually OMML tag names written with RTF syntax. Hence you can refer to the very thorough OMML documentation for more detailed...
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Office Math RTF and OMML Documentation
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over 8 years ago
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The RTF 2007 specification is now available. Word 2007 added as many control words as Word 2000, XP and 2003 combined ! The .doc spec is 4.4 MB, while the .docx is only 881KB. Admittedly a zipped version of the .doc spec is somewhat smaller than the ...
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Flyweight RichEdit Controls
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over 2 years ago
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Back when RichEdit 2.0 was being designed, Christian Fortini had a dream that every text string in a Forms^3 form or dialog would be a lightweight RichEdit control. That way there would be no display glitches in switching from static display to edit...
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Ligatures, Clusters, Combining Marks and Variation Sequences
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over 3 years ago
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On the surface, Unicode appears to be a just large collection of characters. But before Unicode text is displayed, substantial “shaping” can occur. This shaping is the process of mapping the Unicode characters to glyphs and placing them correctly...
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Equation Arrays
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over 4 years ago
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One user (Leperkawn) commented "There is basically no documentation on the \eqarray command so I'll post a quick example that I had to figure out from trial and error." Before looking at his interesting example, here's the text in Section 3.19 of the...
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Office Insert Symbol Dialog
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over 4 years ago
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This blog post describes a cool insertsymbol facility built into Office applications like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. The facility is handy for locating mathematical symbols as well as other characters. And with the developments in Unicode...
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Rendering MathML in HTML5
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over 4 years ago
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As you can see in this document , Presentation MathML is part of HTML5. This is very exciting, since HTML5 is becoming the primary new web standard format. You might think that this would automatically make it easy to render MathML in a browser. In fact...
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MathML on the Windows Clipboard
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over 2 years ago
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Sometimes people enquire how the Windows clipboard works and whether it supports MathML , jpeg , RTF and other formats in addition to builtin formats like CF_BITMAP and CF_UNICODETEXT that are defined in winuser.h. The answer to the second question is...
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Arabic and Mathematical Enclosures
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over 2 years ago
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This post describes the Arabic subtending marks and discusses how their editing and display could be significantly improved by using a mathematical layout engine instead of using a complexscript shaping engine. Unicode has a set of six Arabic subtending...
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