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 pointandclick 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)
 AMSTeX (Plain TeX with extensions from the American Mathematical Society)
 LaTeX (version 2.09 and later)
 AMSLaTeX (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.
