Re: [FAQ] Drawing and equation formats

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-jpl.nasa.gov>
> Line drawings should probably NOT be .jpg files, since the format doesn't
> compress well for drawings, if you want the lines nice and sharp.  .gif is a
> standard, as is .png, if you want to stay away from the LZW patent issues.
> Any ideas on how to encode equations.. FORTRAN or BASIC style is moderately
> ok (at least it is accurate) for algebraic expressions, but doesn't convey
> the sense of the equation very well, and does not provide for operators like
> differentiation and integration.
> I've been using Word's Equation Editor and then converting to GIF, but is is
> sort of clunky, and I'm not happy with the results.

For one or two equation quickies, I set the equation one symbol at a
time in CorelDraw and export.  For more serious work, there is
FrameMaker and TeX (pay and free respectively.)  both work very


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