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MathType 5.0 for Windows Now Shipping

Includes MathPage technology for publishing math Web pages from Word documents

Long Beach, CA, - October 8, 2001 - Design Science, Inc. announced the release of MathType 5.0 for Windows, the professional version of the Equation Editor included in Microsoft Office. This release includes the company's new MathPage™ technology for converting Microsoft Word documents to Web pages that display and print high-quality mathematical notation. A fully functional, 30-day evaluation is available on the company's Web site.

From Microsoft Word to the Web

The company estimates that 75% of the world's documents containing math are authored using Microsoft Word (TeX/LaTeX account for the balance). Using MathPage technology included in MathType 5 for Windows, authors and publishers can now easily convert those Word documents to HTML, transforming the equations to either GIF images or MathML.

"Anyone who's ever tried using Word's Save as Web Page feature for documents containing math, knows that the results are less than desirable", said Paul R. Topping, the company's president. "We wanted to give anyone authoring with Word an easy way to create Web documents with great-looking math. The result, our MathPage technology, not only makes the process of putting technical documents on the Web easy, the pages print beautifully.", said Topping.

Other New Features

MathType is now able to export all equations from a Word document as individual EPS, GIF, or WMF files, simplifying the workflow with page layout programs, such as QuarkXPress, InDesign, and HTML-authoring tools. Other new features include MathML 2.0 translators, Microsoft Office XP (Word 2002) and Windows XP support, unlimited undo, add/delete matrix rows and columns, mouse-wheel support and many other features requested by users.

MathType Lite

Design Science strongly encourages Equation Editor users to download a free MathType 5 evaluation. They'll get full MathType functionality for the 30-day evaluation period, after which MathType becomes MathType Lite. From then on, users have all the functionality of Equation Editor but, in addition, have access to the full set of MathType fonts and symbols and the ability to work with other MathType users. MathType Lite never expires.

MathType is $129, the academic price is $99 and upgrades from earlier versions are $49.95. Purchases can be made on the Design Science Web site or through software resellers listed on the site: An earlier version of MathType is also available for the Macintosh.

About Design Science, Inc.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science, Inc., developer of MathType, the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ and MathPlayer, develops software for publishing mathematical notation in print and Web-based technical documents and for building Web pages with dynamic math.


Review copies available upon request.


Bruce Virga
Vice President Sales

Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA

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