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Re: OneNote should include a Mathematics Pack or Plug-in.

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by math_christie, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. math_christie

    math_christie Flightless Bird

    I teach High school math (alg 2 - cal1) using my onenote tablet through a
    projector. And we have problems doing matrices and other math symbol
    format-specific problems (text breaking up, moving, and sometimes just
    disappering altogether).

    Question: Does anyone know if there is a specific feature that could be
    disabled to keep this from happening? I didn't find anything obvious... Thks
    christie


    "Mike Davies" wrote:

    > Chris H. wrote:
    > > Do you happen to be on a Tablet PC? If so, take a look at the Education
    > > Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC here:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...16-b526-487e-919d-0bce568def39&DisplayLang=en
    > > It includes the Equation Writer which may help you. If you're not on a
    > > Tablet PC, it won't assist you.

    >
    > For anything more advanced than (or even up to) "O-level" ("high-school"
    > ? in the States) level maths, the Equation writer won't help either.
    >
    > It understands sin, cos and tan + greek letters, but not nabla, partial
    > diffeential signs nor underscores to denote vectors/matrices not any of
    > the other myriad symbols used by mathematicins/physicists/engineers.
    >
    > Equation writer is basically hopeless for any realistic imput of
    > mathematics. Apart from anything else the size of the input panel is
    > miniscule and the window cannot be resized. It also does not directly
    > export the converted maths to another program like Word but instead goes
    > via the clipboard (spelt slow, clunky and horrible). I suppose I
    > ought to say that it's better than nothing only it's not.
    >
    > ISTM that this is really not just a OneNote problem but that Windows
    > generally, and the TabletPC in particular, needs an application that
    > allows easy transcription of under/graduate level mathematics.
    > Obviously, a prominent application for OneNote is taking lecture notes
    > and this omission is very marked since Maths is ubiquitous in the classroom.
    >
    > Of course no external program will be much use for OneNote until it
    > sports technology that permits plug-ins to do their own handwriting
    > recognition according to their particular specialism, can anyone here
    > say if that is coming in the next version ?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > --
    > Mike Davies
    > Managing Director
    > Block-X Limited
    > <http://www.block-x.co.uk>
    >
     
  2. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    math_christie wrote:
    > I teach High school math (alg 2 - cal1) using my onenote tablet
    > through a projector. And we have problems doing matrices and other
    > math symbol format-specific problems (text breaking up, moving, and
    > sometimes just disappering altogether).
    >
    > Question: Does anyone know if there is a specific feature that could
    > be disabled to keep this from happening?


    ON2010 has an equation editor which for sure will be of help.
    Download the Office 2010 Beta and install OneNote (you may leave out
    the rest).

    Rainald
     

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