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MathType 6.7 - Equation Editor
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MathType is a powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, elearning, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents.

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MathType with Apple iWork:

MathType with Apple iBooks Author:

 

MathType with Microsoft Word 2011:

MathType with Microsoft PowerPoint 2011:

MathType works with 600+ Applications and Websites:

  • Here are some popular applications and websites that MathType works with:
    • Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Mac Mail, Microsoft Outlook
    • Mathematica, Maple
    • InDesign, QuarkXpress
    • Blackboard, Moodle, WebAssign
    • Wikipedia, Wolfram Alpha
    • Google Docs
    • Evernote

MathType for people that work with TeX/LaTeX:

More features:

MathType with Apple iWork

Insert equations into documents:

  • MathType Equation command on the Insert menu: When MathType is installed, a MathType Equation command appears in the Insert menus of all iWork applications. This command inserts a new equation at the insertion point.
  • Double-click to edit: If you later want to edit an existing equation, simply double-click on it and it will open in a MathType equation window. Make changes then close the window to update the document.
  • Cut, copy, paste, and drag-and-drop: You can also copy equations from a MathType window into a document or vice-versa, using either clipboard cut, copy, and paste or with drag-and-drop.
  Using MathType with Pages:
Inserting a MathType equation into a Pages '09 document
 

Works in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers:

  • Pages documents: Add equations to tests, classroom materials, research papers, etc.

  • Keynote presentations: Add equations to technical presentations, etc.

  • Numbers spreadsheets: Add equations to cells and graphs.

  Using MathType with Keynote:
Using MathType with Keynote '09

MathType with Apple iBooks Author

Insert equations into ebooks:

  • MathType Equation command on the Insert menu: When MathType is installed, you can choose MathType as your default equation editor in iBooks Author. Once you do that, choosing the Insert Equation command will insert a MathType equation at the insertion point.
  • Double-click to edit: If you later want to edit an existing equation, simply double-click on it and it will open in a MathType equation window. Make changes then close the window to update the document.
  • Cut, copy, and paste: You can also copy equations from a MathType window or a Pages '09 document into an ebook or vice-versa, using clipboard cut, copy, and paste.
 

MathType with Microsoft Word 2011

MathType toolbar and menu:

  • Insert Equation: MathType installs a toolbar into Word, giving you the ability to insert mathematical notation inline or centered, with or without equation numbers, with just a click. No need to use the clunky Insert Object dialog.

  • MathType commands: The toolbar also gives quick access to commands to renumber equations on the fly, insert equation references, and to convert a Word document to a web page, all while working in Word.

  MathType toolbar and menu in Microsoft Word

Change the font and style of all
equations in a document:

  • Format Equations: MathType adds its own menu in Word that contains useful commands. One of these, Format Equations, lets you change the font and style of all equations in a document.
  Change the font of all equations in a Word doc

Generate good-looking, accessible math web pages:

  • MathPage: MathType includes our MathPage™ technology that easily converts Microsoft Word documents into web pages, properly handling mathematical symbols as well as MathType and Equation Editor equations.
  • MathML or GIF: MathPage can generate equations as either GIF images or MathML. MathML allows readers to copy and paste math into many applications that understand MathML.
  • Math accessibility: MathML is the key to math accessibility, allowing equations in web pages to be spoken by screen readers that are used by the blind and others.
  Create math-savvy web pages

Equation numbering:

  • Insert Equation Numbers: Insert chapter, section and equation numbers on either the right or left-hand side of your equations. If you later insert new equations into the middle of your document, the entire document is automatically renumbered.
  • Format Equation Numbers: Customize equation numbering formats by choosing Roman or Arabic numerals, upper and lower case letters, and any type of enclosure and separator for styles applied to chapter, section and equation numbers.
  Number equations in Word docs

Browse all equations and equation numbers in a document:

  • Extends Word's Browse Feature: Use MathType's equation browser to review all equations in your document or check all equation numbers and references for consistency. Buttons allow you to move forward or backward in the document one equation or number at a time.
 

Export all equations in a document to TeX/LaTeX, MathML, EPS, GIF, PICT or PDF:

  • Export Equations: Automatically export all equations in a document as image files in these formats: EPS, GIF, PICT or PDF.
  • Quark, InDesign, Dreamweaver: If you are working with page layout or HTML-authoring software, this command will save you time by not having to open and save each equation individually.
  • Convert Equations: Convert all equations in a document to TeX, LaTeX or MathML in preparation for a custom export process.
  More symbols and templates

MathType with Microsoft PowerPoint 2011

 

MathType works with 600+ Applications and Websites

 

MathType for people that know TeX/LaTeX

TeX is a typesetting language invented in the 70's that's popular with some mathematicians, physicists, and chemists. LaTeX is a popular derivative of TeX. While TeX has a long learning curve, if your hands already "know" TeX syntax, you can leverage that knowledge while still reaping MathType's advantages in easy editing and application/document compatibility.
  • Type equations in TeX into MathType's equation editing window: You can enter equations quickly using MathType's TeX input mode. TeX editing can be mixed with point-and-click editing so you get the best of both worlds.
  • Type TeX directly into Microsoft Word 2011 documents: With MathType's unique TeX Toggle feature, you can type TeX directly into a Word document. When you are done, use the TeX Toggle command to turn it into a typeset equation. If you want to edit it later, use TeX Toggle again to turn it back into TeX to make your changes.
  • Paste TeX from existing documents: Many TeX users have existing documents with lots of equations. Just copy them to the clipboard and paste into a MathType equation window to avoid retyping them.
  • Export equations to TeX/LaTeX: MathType comes with translators for several variants of TeX/LaTeX:
    • Plain TeX (as described in Donald Knuth's The TeX Book)
    • AMS-TeX (Plain TeX with extensions from the American Mathematical Society)
    • LaTeX (version 2.09 and later)
    • AMS-LaTeX (LaTeX with AMS extensions)
  • Customizable translators: Each translator is defined in a text file using a simple scripting language. This allows you to customize any of our translators to suit your own needs, or even create one from scratch.
 


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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Support:

  • MathType is a Universal application supporting both Intel and PowerPC Macs with fast native code. MathType works with Mac OS X 10.4.9 Tiger or later, including 10.9 Mavericks.

  MathType 6 is a Mac Universal Application

Works with many other applications:

MathType is compatible with many, many other applications – virtually any application via one or more of the following techniques:

  • Cut, copy, and paste: Any application that lets you paste an image from the clipboard will work with MathType, allowing you to insert equations into literally thousands of document types.
  • Drag and drop: Just like cut and paste, drag and drop can be used to put equations into many kinds of documents.
  • Image files: MathType can save equations as image files in these formats: EPS, GIF, PICT or PDF. Many applications allow you to import these into their documents.
  • Translation to MathML, TeX, and LaTeX: MathType's customizable translators allow you to convert equations into these popular formats for use in applications that accept them.
  • Test MathType with your favorite application before you buy: Take advantage of our 30-day free trial and try adding equations to your favorite applications and documents.
 

Here are just a few of the 600+ applications MathType works with:

  • Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Mac Mail, Microsoft Outlook
  • Mathematica, Maple
  • InDesign, QuarkXpress
  • Blackboard, Moodle, WebAssign
  • Wikipedia, Wolfram Alpha
  • Google Docs
  • Evernote

More math symbols and fonts:

  • More symbols and templates: MathType has hundreds more symbols and templates than Equation Editor. Besides our exclusive Euclid™ math fonts, you can also make use of the 1000's of math symbols in fonts already on your computer, as well as math fonts you can download from the Internet.
  • Insert Symbol Dialog: MathType's Insert Symbol dialog allows you to explore the available symbols and insert them with a click or keystroke.
  • Search for characters based on words in their Unicode description: MathType contains a database of character descriptions and knowledge of what characters are contained in most math fonts. For example, search for "less" to see the many variations of the < symbol.
  More symbols, templates and fonts

Color all or part of an equation:

  • Great for slide presentations and teaching: Coloring an equation can make it stand out in a slide show. Use color to highlight part of an equation to focus your students' attention on it. Show the part that changed in each step of a multi-step procedure.
  • CMYK, RGB, spot colors: MathType also handles CMYK, RGB and spot color for page layout software, such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.
  Color all or part of an equation

Customizable keyboard shortcuts:

  • Shortcuts for virtually every command: While pull-down menus make MathType easy, keyboard shortcuts make it fast as well, allowing power users to drive MathType without taking their hands off the keyboard.
  • Assign new shortcuts to your favorite symbols or equations: You can assign your own keyboard shortcut to any symbol from any font, or any equation or expression you want to insert quickly from the keyboard.
  Customizable keyboard shortcuts

Save equations as GIF, EPS, PICT, and PDF image files:

  • GIF images: MathType creates smooth-looking GIF equations on either color or transparent backgrounds. Mathematical notation created with MathType is much higher-quality than the jagged-edged equations created by converting Microsoft Word documents to HTML due to the application of anti-aliasing algorithms. Also, the GIF files created by MathType result in much faster download times because of smaller file sizes obtained by optimization of the GIF color palette. For example, this MathType-produced GIF file is only 592 bytes:

  • EPS: EPS is often the format of choice for professional publishing with QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, PageMaker and other page layout programs.
  • PDF: PDF is the standard file format for line art for Mac OS X and can be imported into many drawing, illustration, and desktop publishing applications.
  • PICT: PICT is the legacy graphics format that is still accepted by many Mac applications.
  • Automatic file numbering: MathType can automatically number the equation files it saves, making it easy to save a sequence of equation files having similar filenames (e.g. "eqn1", "eqn2", and so on). This is especially handy when working with GIF files or EPS files.
  Save equations as GIF, EPS, WMF and PICT image files

Unlimited undo and redo:

  • Unlike Equation Editor, MathType lets you undo your editing one step at a time, all the way back to the way your equation was at the start of the session.
   

Automatically formats as you type:

  • MathType applies the rules of mathematical typesetting as you type. It automatically chooses fonts, style, spacing and position as you enter the equation. You can modify MathType's rules to accommodate your own style, or switch between automatic formatting and plain text modes with a single keystroke. For maximum flexibility and control, MathType gives you the ability to nudge equation elements in 1/4 point increments.
  Automatically formats as you type

Add or delete matrix/table rows and columns:

  • Unlike Equation Editor, MathType allows you to add or delete rows and columns within existing matrices and tables by using the commands on the new Matrix menu.
  Add or delete matrix rows and columns
 

Save common equations and expressions for reuse with just a click or a keystroke:

  • Saves time: Holds hundreds of your most frequently used symbols, expressions, and equations.
  • Drag and drop expressions: Drag from your equation and drop onto the toolbar.
  • Insert symbols or expressions with just a keystroke: Associate a keyboard shortcut with any symbol, template, or expression so that it can be inserted later using just the keyboard.
  • Named tabs: Organize your toolbar expressions and symbols using named tabs (e.g. “Geometry”, “Science”, etc.). Customize the names as you see fit.
  Dragging an expression to the toolbar

Export to MathML:

  • MathML: MathML is an XML-based language adopted as a Recommendation by the World Wide Web Consortium, the main standards body governing the web. If you are interested in learning more about MathML, a good place to start is our Math on the Web section of this site.
  • Customizable translators: Each translator is defined in a text file using a simple scripting language. This allows you to customize any of our translators to suit your own needs, or even create one from scratch.
  Export to TeX/LaTeX and MathML

Customizable function recognition:

  • Automatic function recognition: When you type “sin”, “cos”, “lim”, etc., MathType understands you are typing a function and will automatically change its font  to “function style”.
  • Add your own functions: You can also add your own functions to the list that MathType recognizes.
  Automatic function recognition
 

Three toolbar viewing sizes:

  • You can choose from three different viewing sizes for MathType's toolbars, making it easy to adjust the way you work to both small and large screens, as well as make it easier for those that simply like larger buttons.
  Three toolbar viewing sizes

International character and keyboard support:

  • Asian characters: Supports input of East Asian characters using standard input methods.
  • Accents: European accented character support.
  International keyboard support

MathType works in Office 2008 but ...

MathType works with Office 2008 applications but lacks the toolbar and menu commands it provides within Office 2011 applications. Only an Insert Equation button is available in Word and PowerPoint 2008. We recommend that Microsoft Office users upgrade to Office 2011 as soon as possible. For more details, please read So what's the story with MathType and Microsoft Office 2008?

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