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.
encourage you to
MathType 6 and try
it for yourself with our
- Type equations in TeX: 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.
- 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.