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 companys Equation
designed for use by scientists or anyone needing to include mathematical notation in TeX
and LaTeX documents. TeXaide can be downloaded by anyone free-of-charge from the companys 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 web-based scientific and technical publications are basically divided into
two camps -- those that accept word-processing 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 MathTypes 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 users create a wider range of equations, a MathML
translator, a customizable translator facility and many other features.
Vice President Sales
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA