For Immediate Release
TeXaide Now Available for Free Download
Software helps scientists create mathematical notation for TeX and LaTeX documents
Long Beach, California – August 25, 1999 – Design Science, Inc. announced the
release of TeXaide for Windows, a special version of the company’s Equation
Editor product,
designed for use by scientists or anyone needing to include mathematical notation in TeX
and LaTeX documents. TeXaide can be downloaded by anyone freeofcharge from the company’s web site,
www.mathtype.com. TeXaide is based on
Design Science's popular MathType equation editing software.
"TeX does a wonderful job of typesetting mathematics, but its learning
curve is really steep. We created TeXaide to allow TeX users to create equations
for documents without having to struggle with TeX's keywords and syntax and as a
way of introducing our MathType technology to the TeX community", said Paul Topping, president and chief
scientist of Design Science.
Print and webbased scientific and technical publications are basically divided into
two camps  those that accept wordprocessing documents and those that require authors to
submit their work as TeX documents. Authors using a word processor normally create mathematical
notation using MathType
or its junior version, Equation Editor, that comes with Microsoft Office and
many other products. TeX authors use a text editor to enter the TeX programming
language description of their document and its mathematical equations. Because
the TeX learning curve is so steep and requires its user to be comfortable with
a computer language, its use is generally
confined to math and physics departments within academia where help from TeX
gurus is readily available.
TeXaide generates TeX using MathType’s translator technology. TeXaide includes translators that output Plain TeX, AMS TeX, LaTeX,
and AMS LaTeX. TeXaide runs on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT 4.0 and newer, and comes with a comprehensive help
file that describes how to use the product. The download is 1 MB. Design Science is also
the maker of MathType, which includes hundreds of additional mathematical symbols and
templates that helps user’s create a wider range of equations, a MathML
translator, a customizable translator facility and many other features.
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Contact:
Bruce Virga
Vice President Sales
brucev@dessci.com
8008270685
5624322920 Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
