- scientific word processing with focus on content
- a keystroke based equation editor (MathML content markup)
- a symbolic algebra system with automatic equation simplification
- a 2D graph module
- a simulation module
- management of documents in a relational database
- multi user system for co-editing in a workgroup
- LaTeX export for printing
- HTML export for WWW publishing
downloaded from the Advanced Science website:
- FrontBase.mpkg (if you get "FrontBase.mpkg is damaged and can't be opened" see ATTENTION paragraph below)
ATTENTION: If you are on MacOSX 10.8.X you might encounter the very nonsensical "FrontBase.mpkg is damaged and can't be opened!" message while trying to install FrontBase. To workaround this problem go to Apple -> System Preferences... -> Security & Privacy -> "Allow applications downloaded from" and select "Anywhere" in this dialog. After making this setting the package installs seamlessly.
Cassiopeia.X.Y.Z.pkg contains the actual scientific wordprocessing software. Whenever you want to upgrade Cassiopeia download and install the lastest release of this package.
If you for some reason use FrontBase 7.x (directly downloaded from www.frontbase.com) instead of FrontBase 5.x (supplied on the essentials diskimage) install Cassiopeia.X.Y.ZFB7.pkg instead (note the FB7 suffix). Install only one of these two packages (either Cassiopeia.X.Y.Z.pkg or Cassiopeia.X.Y.ZFB7.pkg) depedening on which FrontBase version you have installed.
License and either enter your customer number and email address if you are returning customer or fill out the New Customer form. The license key will be emailed to you immediately and is then to be entered on the License pane of the preferences panel (see below).
These are the default database connection settings. Do not modify any of these values unless you know what you do. Detailed instructions about setting up a multi-user environment and connecting to a central database on a remote host can be found in Central Database. For now stick to the default database Cassiopeia on localhost (your Mac). The entry in the Application textfield tells Cassiopeia which bundle (custom logic) to load and must not be changed. Click on the popup at the top of the panel (initially titled Connection) and use it to switch to the License pane.
Copy-paste the license key we sent you into the License field. If you do not have a Cassiopeia license yet go to http://www.advanced-science.com and click on Get a free license key now. This will get you one in seconds. Once you have entered your key your name and organization should appear in the corresponding fields. This info is used for generating a default title page during LaTeX export.
Make sure the Force Schema Update checkbox is set. This flag is automatically set whenever you install a new version to make sure the schema is upgraded when you log in the next (for the first) time. The flag is automatically reset to zero at the end of a successful database upgrade in order to accelerate forthcoming logins (schema check suppressed).
Close the preferences panel and choose "Database - Log On" in the Cassiopeia menu. The following login panel appears.
Since we are in the process of creating a new database no other than the default user account is available. Therefore keep ROOT in the username field, leave the password field blank and simply click on OK. Cassiopeia tries to connect to a database Cassiopeia on localhost now. It realizes that this database does not exist yet, creates it, creates the schema ROOT and sets up the schema. After a couple of seconds the following panel appears.
We want the tables to be created. Click on YES. A second later the following panel appears asking for permission to create constraints in the database.
We want this to happen as well. So click on YES again.
You can now choose Database - New Document from the menu or simply press Command-n to create the first document and start typing.
It is a good idea to create a backup of the database from time to time. This is explained in Scheduling Backups. If you encounter any problems while setting up Cassiopeia please contact us at email@example.com. Our support team will be happy to assist and get you started quickly.
Press Command-N now to create a new document and start typing. Once you have entered a few words try Command-p to open the LaTeX generation panel and generate a PDF for your document. You might want to go through the following tutorials now.
- Getting Started
- Links and Bibliography
- Equation Editor
- Equation Editor Quick Reference
- Symbolic Algebra
- 2D Graphs
- LaTeX and HTML generation
|06.03.2014||Cassiopeia 1.3.2 released|
|14.12.2013||Cassiopeia 1.3.1 released|
|14.05.2013||LaTeX and HTML Generation|
|08.05.2013||Example Paper released|
|26.04.2013||Co-editing in a workgroup|
|16.04.2013||Equation Editor Quick Reference|
|04.04.2013||Links and Bibliography|
|07.03.2013||Installation and Setup|
|30.05.2013||Installation and Setup|
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