Can anybody help me in presenting my Mathcad files to others who do not have a Mathcad reader or Mathcad itself. I labour furiously to get my Mathcad files in a format that satisfies engineering conventions as well as my sense of aesthetics.
I have always been disappointed with the Mathcad "Save As" options. Has anybody had success in exporting to Word or using PDF generating software etc?
To save my MathCad files as pdf files for distribution to my colleagues by e-mail, I use FinePrintpdfFactoryPro which was a available from www.pdffactory.com. The software is easily accessed from the Print menu and comes up among the list of available printers and from there it is simple to use. The drawback is that you get an advertising logo at the bottom of each page, but it is a small price to pay. I believe there is other software that does the same without the advertising.
Adobe Acrobat reader is free, while the writer is $300 ($100 upgrade). pdffactory is $50. I use ghostview, which is a free, high-quality postscript/pdf viewer. Just print your mathcad routine to a file (filename.ps), open it with Ghostview, then save as .pdf. Many people have Ghostview already on their computers to view .ps files. Ghostview is view is available at: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/AFPL/get814.htm
I use eDocpdf Pro; allows you to have bookmarks in the pdf file, based on the styles used in Mathcad, which is useful for navigating through long documents. http://uk.iteksoft.com/ currently costing $29