For Immediate Release
Apple Picks MathType for iBooks Author
MathType works with Apple's new ebook authoring
app for Mac
LONG BEACH, Calif. — January 19, 2012
— Design Science today announced that Apple has chosen MathType™ as the
equation editor for its new iBooks Author application for Mac. Authors are now
able to create ebooks that include mathematical notation which can be read on
"Obviously ebooks are the future for education
and the future is now. We're happy to have the opportunity to work with Apple,
and that iBooks Author handles mathematics so well," said Paul Topping, Design
Science's President & CEO.
Within iBooks Author, an
Insert MathType Equation command appears on the Insert
menu if MathType is installed. Choosing this command inserts an equation into
the document at the insertion point. This is similar to how MathType works with Apple's iWork '09 office suite.
In order to make the math accessible to users with vision impairments, users can
associate text to be spoken for each equation using Apple's VoiceOver screen
MathType is used by millions of
educators, scientists, engineers and publishing professionals to include
textbook-quality, mathematical notation in all types of printed documents,
presentations, on the web and now ebooks. 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, 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