For Immediate Release
Macworld Expo: Apple Picks MathType for its new
iWork '09 Suite
Equations can now be inserted and edited in all
three iWork applications: Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
LONG BEACH, Calif. — January 13, 2009
— Design Science today announced that Apple has chosen MathType™ as the
equation editor for its new iWork '09 suite of applications. Phil Schiller,
vice president of worldwide product marketing, made this announcement in the
keynote address at last week's Macworld Expo conference in San Francisco and
demonstrated editing a MathType equation
in a Pages '09 document. MathType works with all three iWork applications:
Pages (word processor), Keynote (presentation), and Numbers (spreadsheet).
"The Mac has always been big in education,
science, and engineering." said Paul Topping, Design Science's President & CEO.
"Until now, Mac users that need equations were limited to using Microsoft
Office. Now they have a choice." It is expected that many Mac users in these
markets will make the move to iWork. If they have existing Microsoft Office
documents containing MathType or Equation Editor equations, these can be
imported into the new iWork applications and the equations will remain editable.
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. Now that MathType works with Apple's
iWork, coverage of the most popular word processing and presentation
applications on Mac and Windows is virtually complete.
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
+1 (562) 432-2920
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802