Formula Package & Source Code Release 0.8
© 1997-1998 Sine of the Times
Developed by Ashish Mishra
Extended by Robert Lee
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Sine of the Times liscences you unlimited use of the included packages and
source code free of cost, as long as you do not develop any form of commercial
applications from this source material, and retail or distribute them for any
form of income.
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and takes no responsibility in use or misuse. In addition, we have no
obligation to provide support for working with the source code or the package.
In any package released that is developed from Sine of the Times source code,
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provide.
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Formula is a prototype entry system for common mathematical symbols such as
integrals, summations, etc.
It does NOT recognize handwritten symbols. It takes text and converts what it
can to symbols, and the rest is left as text.
Formula comes with three packages for your Newton. One is a stand-alone package
(Formula), the other is an extension for Notes (Formula Stationery), and the last,
an extension for Newton Works.
They are all small (<25 kb) - so you can install them without any major space
requirements
Formula will run on 2.0 and 2.1 Newtons - however the "Copy Image" feature only
works on MP 2x00s.
The stand-alone package offers two ways to create formulas - the standard input
method of text, or with a symbol palette from which you can drag symbols to the
formula view. ęThe text entry at the bottom of the package is converted real-time
to the formula. It is bi-directional. If you drag a symbol onto the formula
from the palette, the text updates accordingly to show you the equation.
Using the stationery is simple. Simple create a Formula in Notes or in Works
under the New button. Write out a formula in text, hilite and drag the text onto
the formula view, and a formula will be produced. With the stationery, you can
create dynamic formulas which can be saved and readjusted in size in Newton Notes.
The following buttons are in the packages:
Copy Image: Copies the graphical formula to the Clipboard. Once it is on the
clipboard, you can copy the formula into any note, works document, or any package
which accepts graphical input (including Dates, and Names). However, this
feature only works on MP 2x00s. Images do print and fax fine in Notes and Works.
Clear: Clears the formula
Info: Provides information on the package
Please note this is a freeware package, so Sine of the Times provides no customer
support on using this package. We value your opinion however, and if you have
any comments, criticism, or questions, we would like to hear them.
Please direct email to ash@sineware.com.