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.

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  • 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.