MathDaisy works with Microsoft Word,
Microsoft's Save As DAISY add-in, and
MathType. As you might guess from its name, Save
As DAISY adds a "Save As DAISY" menu item to
Word's File menu. This command saves the
document as a DAISY Digital Talking Book ready
to be used in an eBook reader. MathDaisy
enhances the Word-to-DAISY conversion process,
converting the equations in the document to
MathML as required by the DAISY format.
You must have the following
software to produce accessible documents from Word that
Word must be installed first followed by the others
in any order.
MathDaisy will work with
Equation Editor and MathType equations, as well as those
created using the Word 2007/Office 2010/Office 2013 equation feature. Of
course, we recommend MathType for consistent results and
all of its advanced features.
To read a DAISY file (called a
DAISY Book) produced by MathDaisy and Save As DAISY, you
need a MathPlayer-enabled DAISY player for the best
reading experience. See the next
For the best reading experience,
you need a MathPlayer-enabled
DAISY player. This is a software application running on
either a personal computer or dedicated ebook reader
that reads a DAISY file (DAISY Book) and presents the
content to the user. It needs to be MathPlayer-enabled
in order to read the math with the greatest amount of
functionality and control. Please check the
Which DAISY player works best?
section of our DAISY for Students page for a list of
compatible players or check with AT vendors directly.
At this time, English is the only
language supported. If you are interested in support of
other languages, please contact our
You can purchase direct from Design Science
at our online store, by
calling our office, from one
of our resellers, or at a college bookstore. If ordering
direct from us, we accept major credit cards (Visa,
MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB), checks, wire
transfers and purchase orders as payment.
MathDaisy has a 30 day trial
period. When that period expires, MathDaisy will not
generate usable alt text. Instead, you will see alt text
that says "Invalid MathDaisy License." To restore
MathDaisy's full functionality, you must purchase a
license and register the copy. A license can be
purchased at the Design Science
Yes. MathDaisy is only $97 for
faculty, staff and students of academic institutions.
You can get the discount in our
online store or by
calling our offices.
We expect to offer MathDaisy site
licenses soon. As of this writing, we are putting the
final touches on our site license pricing and policy. If
you are interested in getting a site license for your
department, school, university, or other organization,
please contact our
As of this writing, MathDaisy is
available as a download only. If you are interested in a
CDROM version, please contact our
and let us know why you need one.
Actually, this is determined by
Microsoft's Save As DAISY add-in which requires Microsoft
Word 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003.
MathDaisy will run on any Windows
computer that runs a version of Microsoft Word
compatible with Save As DAISY. See the previous item.
No. MathDaisy only works with
Microsoft's Save As DAISY add-in for Microsoft Word and
that is only available for on Windows. If you need this
capability with Microsoft Word for Macintosh, please
submit a suggestion to Microsoft via their Mactopia
Product Suggestions page. If you are interested in
seeing Save As DAISY integration with Apple iWork,
please let Apple know directly via their
You must already have an
installed copy of Microsoft Word. Then you can install
Save As DAISY, MathDaisy, and MathType in any order.
When you download MathDaisy, your browser will offer to
Run or Save it to your hard disk. Choose Run to install.
If you choose Save, you can run it later from wherever
you saved it. Simply follow the installer's
Yes, if you purchase a copy of MathDaisy, you can
install it on all of your computers as long as you use
it on only one of them at a time. Installing it on your
office computer and your laptop is allowed—installing
it on your friend's or coworker's computer is not. For
more details, see the
License Agreement. See
also Do you offer site licenses?
Yes. MathDaisy downloads are
easily available on our website.
We are happy to answer any
questions you may have. Please call us at
1-800-827-0685, Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM
Pacific, GMT - 8:00. You may also reach us via email at
MathDaisy technical support is
free. Contact our technical support team by calling
(562) 432-2920, Monday through Friday from 8 AM -
5 PM Pacific, GMT - 8:00. , or email
No; MathDaisy does not require
any interaction therefore no training is necessary.