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MathType 6.5 for Windows is Now Shipping

New version designed to work with hundreds of education and scientific software applications and websites

LONG BEACH, Calif. — December 2, 2008 — Design Science today announced the release of MathType™ 6.5 for Windows, a new version designed to work with a wide variety of education and scientific applications and websites. The company introduced its Equations Everywhere and Anywhere!initiative, hosting the MathType Interoperability Registry on its website, a listing of several hundred popular educational and scientific applications and websites that MathType now works with. This new version also includes translators for Mathematica and Maple, MathML import, and enables users to type TeX/LaTeX equations directly into Microsoft Word.

"Scientists, engineers and educators are now using a much wider variety of applications and websites in their work than ever before," said Paul R. Topping, Design Science's President & CEO. "We're quite excited to release a new version of MathType that works with many of these. We're listening to our customers and adding more to the MathType Interoperability Registry as fast as we possibly can." In addition to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, MathType now works with Wikipedia, Moodle, Adobe InDesign, Blackboard, QuarkXPress, Autograph, SigmaPlot, SMART Notebook, and SmartDraw to name a few.

MathType has long been known as the professional version of the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, used by millions of educators, scientists and engineers to create papers and presentations with textbook-quality equations. According to scientific and technical publishers, over 85% of submitted manuscripts containing mathematical notation are Microsoft Word documents with MathType or Equation Editor equations.

MathType is US $57 for academic users, $97 for non-academic users; upgrades are US $37 for academic users, $49 for non-academic users. Anyone can download MathType from the Design Science website and try it free for 30 days.

About Design Science

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by educators, scientists and publishing professionals, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ, MathFlow and MathPlayer, to communicate on the web and in print. For more information please visit www.dessci.com.

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