Design Science Releases MathType 6.5 for Windows

Created: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 5:38 am

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Design Science announced the new 6.5 release of MathType for Windows. Starting from this release, Design Science is positioning MathType as a universal editor for mathematical notation. There are no new PowerPoint specific features, but here’s a list of the updates, provided by Bob Mathews of Design Science:

Equations Everywhere and Anywhere

Up until now, MathType has been thought of mostly as a tool that works with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. But it has always been much more than that. You can label graphs with equations, create equation images for websites, blogs, wikis, export equations to TeX or MathML, and much more. See Works With .. to see our MathType Interoperability Registry which lists the many, many applications and websites MathType works with.

Enter Equations in TeX/LaTeX Directly in Word

If you know the TeX typesetting language, you can type it directly into your Word document. When you are done, the TeX code will be converted to a MathType equation. [Bob’s note: This isn’t automatic. You can either click an icon on the toolbar or Ribbon or use the Alt keystroke.] The TeX Toggle keyboard shortcut allows you to toggle between TeX and MathType views of the equation.

New Keyboard Shortcuts in Word to Open Equations for Editing

Many of our customers like to use the keyboard. Now you can open an equation next to the insertion point using a keyboard shortcut. Together with our new TeX Toggle feature, you can now enter and edit equations completely from the keyboard without leaving Word.

New Translators for Maple, Mathematica, Physics Forum and More

As part of our “Equations Everywhere and Anywhere” effort, we have added new translators for many applications and websites.

MathML Import

Now you can import mathematics defined using MathML from the many applications that produce it. MathML code can be either in the new MathML Clipboard Format that is supported by a growing number of mathematical and scientific applications or plain text such as from an XML editor, for example. The MathML can be imported via cut and paste or drag and drop.

Thank you so much, Bob!

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