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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.

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. Note that doing so will not align the
equation with the document's text. Use the Insert
Equation command for that.

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 document into an ebook or vice-versa, using clipboard cut, copy, and paste.

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.

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.

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.

InsertEquation 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.

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 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.

MathType menu and
toolbar in PowerPoint 2011:
MathType installs a toolbar and menu into
PowerPoint, giving you the ability to insert an equation
into a slide with just a click. No need to use the
clunky Insert Object dialog.

Browse all equations in
a presentation: The browse feature lets you move
forward and back one equation at a time, making it easy
to review all equations within a presentation.

MathType can be used to
add equations to many applications and websites:
MathType can add equations to virtually any application
or website into which you can paste or drag a graphic in
PDF, EPS, or GIF format or in LaTeX or MathML math
languages. Look up your favorite apps and websites in
our Works With section for
details on how MathType works with them.

Copy spreadsheet cells
and word processing tables into MathType as matrices:
MathType lets you copy
and paste a range of cells in Excel or Numbers, or a
table in Word or Pages, and paste it into the equation
you are working on as a matrix. This saves you time by
avoiding typing and mistakes due to missing decimal
points or dropped digits.

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 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.

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.

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 or insert one from the toolbar will work with MathType, allowing you to
insert equations into literally thousands of document
types.

Drag and drop:
Just like copy 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 800+ applications MathType
works with:

Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Mac Mail, Microsoft Outlook

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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with MathType and Microsoft Office 2008?