An Investigation on the Dynamics of Direct-Manipulation Editors for Mathematics

  • Luca Padovani
  • Riccardo Solmi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3119)

Abstract

Mathematical expressions are pieces of structured information that could benefit from direct-manipulation approaches for document authoring. Yet, not only there is disagreement on the behaviors of authoring tools, but also these behaviors are often ill-designed and poorly implemented. This situation leads to dissatisfaction amid users who prefer more classical editing approaches.

In this paper we compare the behaviors of several state-of-the-art editors for mathematical content and we try to synthesize a set of rules and principles to make the authoring experience pleasant and effective.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Padovani
    • 1
  • Riccardo Solmi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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