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For Immediate Release

MathType 5.0 for Macintosh is Now Shipping

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- April 2, 2004 -- Design Science announced today the release of MathType™ 5.0 for Macintosh OS 9 and OS X, a major upgrade that has all the features of the Windows version. MathType is the professional version of the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, AppleWorks and many other products, and is used by math and science educators, research scientists and publishing professionals to include mathematical notation in printed documents and web pages.

The new version adds hundreds of mathematical and technical symbols and templates, a toolbar and menu commands that turn Microsoft Word into a powerful math word processor and web page editor, batch EPS export and color support for professional publishing, translators to TeX, LaTeX and MathML, and the company's new MathPage™ technology for converting Word documents to web pages that display and print high-quality mathematical notation. Equation Editor users can now work with Word documents created by MathType users via the freely downloadable MathType Lite.

Anyone can download MathType from the Design Science web site and try it free for 30 days. MathType 5.0 for Macintosh is $129, the academic price is $99 and upgrades from earlier versions are $49.95. Purchases can be made on the Design Science web site, by phone, or through any of the many MathType resellers.

About Design Science

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by educators, scientists and publishing professionals, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ, MathFlow, MathPlayer and TeXaide, to communicate on the web and in print. For more information please visit


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Bruce Virga
Vice President Sales

Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA


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