MathType – A Powerful Equation Editor


MathType is an equation editor for both Windows and Macintosh computers that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Word to display and edit mathematical notation in documents or web pages. Additionally, it features inserting, converting and exporting capabilities as well as features for inserting, converting and exporting.

Start using an intuitive interface right from day one without the hassle of learning LaTeX or other typesetting languages.

Easy to use

MathType Equation Editor is a powerful software application designed to work alongside various word processing programs and web apps, helping users create mathematical notation that looks professional when used in documents and presentations. Furthermore, its accessibility requirements comply with accessibility laws so users using assistive technologies such as braille display can read content more easily.

MathType’s user interface is straightforward and user-friendly, featuring four rows of buttons for symbols and five tabs categorizing mathematical expression types such as algebra, variables, sets, matrices and geometry to quickly locate what you need. Furthermore, it features several keyboard shortcuts which make insertion and movement faster and simpler than ever!

MathType 7 comes equipped with a selection of standard shortcut keys, but you can assign custom ones in the Preferences dialog box. For instance, geometry teachers who regularly utilize parallel to symbol could create their own shortcut key by selecting it from the toolbar and opening Insert Symbol dialog – then go into Shortcut keys tab of this dialog and enter desired combination of key presses in this tab.

Customize and rename existing tabs of the MathType toolbar as desired, filling it with frequently-used symbols and expressions from mathematics; these can be reorganized or removed to fit your individual needs. Furthermore, keyboard shortcuts for all symbols and templates can be changed simply by dragging them to their new positions.

Once your equation has been constructed in the editing area, you have several options for exporting it. Copy and paste are two methods you could take; other editors support direct insertion from MathType; however it’s always best to utilize its Insert Symbol command instead.

Edit an existing equation by editing its properties. This tutorial will introduce the MathType system of styles, which will allow you to format equations easily by changing fonts or other attributes without opening each equation individually.

Easy to share

MathType is an interactive equation editor that lets you quickly create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing presentations and eLearning purposes. Additionally, it supports TeX, LaTeX and MathML documents and works on Windows and Mac computers; MSU faculty and staff may obtain single user licenses through UmichITAM KeyClient.

MathType allows you to save frequently used equations as expressions on the toolbar or directly in documents, copy and paste standard mathematical notation from either your clipboard or other applications such as LaTeX, copy and paste it from documents directly, use its built-in MathML editor for complex notations creation and display it across any application capable of handling it, or copy and paste from other applications like LaTeX.

If you would like to share an equation with another, simply right-click its object button in MathType window and select Copy Object. Next, paste it into any OLE-compatible application such as Word (where its handling may vary); for instance in Word it may appear as an OLE Object which automatically updates itself upon any changes made to its source file.

Other applications may treat an equation as plain text characters or graphic images. MathType also allows users to paste an equation directly from a webpage and convert it to MathML before saving its results to their clipboard.

MathML equations can also be saved as an EPS or GIF metafile, making them suitable for use with applications that do not support OLE Objects or provide only low-resolution preview images. EPS format offers more flexibility than its bitmap counterparts GIF or JPEG.

MathType includes its own fonts for mathematical symbols, but you can access thousands of characters across any font installed on your computer. If additional math fonts are required beyond what MathType offers, additional ones can be purchased from Wiris or other sources – these fonts can then be used with MathType add-in applications or with desktop/web software platforms including LMS platforms.

Easy to edit

MathType makes editing mathematical equations and chemical formulas simple on mobile devices, with its user-friendly interface divided into two areas: a tabbed toolbar with numerous icons; and the actual editing area for entering your formulas. The editing area also displays cursor location, selection status (if any) as well as mouse commands such as cut, copy, paste undo redo as well as clickable word selection and term coloring – you can even create and modify custom shortcuts to control this editor!

Use the arrow keys to navigate around your document while the space bar adds new lines. The toolbar offers many helpful buttons such as those for creating and deleting parentheses, decimal points and braces – plus you can select which font displays equations.

MathType also gives users the power to personalize how it displays functions using simple scripting language, enabling you to add your own functions that MathType recognizes as well as changing viewing sizes – particularly convenient on mobile devices with small displays.

The toolbar offers quick access to commands such as renumbering equations on-the-fly, inserting equation references, and transforming a Word document into a web page. Furthermore, you can change spacing, styles and font sizes across an entire document without opening each individual equation individually; convert equations to mark-up languages such as TeX/LaTeX; convert to EPS/WMF/GIF/PIC files etc.

MathType can easily integrate with any Microsoft Word-based application or web editor. It supports CMYK, RGB and spot colors used for print layout software as well as multiple open source display engines.

Create and edit equations easily using MathType for Google Docs, which is free online version of MathType that gives the same functionality of desktop version while making collaboration easy – ideal for students, educators and scientists working together on scientific or technical documents.

Perfect quality

MathType is an experienced equation editor that delivers top-quality output and offers the optimal experience when creating mathematical content. Popular in education, science and publishing environments alike, its user-friendly interface simplifies writing equations without needing LaTeX code coding – ideal for users at all levels of expertise – providing great-looking formulas that will awe readers of lab notes or textbooks alike.

Scalable vector graphics (SVG) offer an exceptionally crisp image for all your equations. The software contains an extensive set of symbols including Greek, operators and relationals as well as automatic spacing that complies with international mathematics typesetting conventions. Furthermore, MathML and LaTeX standards support provide it with compatibility for many other applications; also boasting an organized toolbar providing easy access to most features of its features.

For faster workflow, this plugin seamlessly integrates with several text editors and learning management systems – such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word and desktop platforms like Moodle – for an optimal experience. Furthermore, both Mac and iOS versions of the plugin exist, with each taking full advantage of unique platform features while still fitting seamlessly into work flows.

Touch device users can use this software to add handwritten formulas that are then seamlessly converted to digital equations and integrated into your content. Specialized chemistry buttons make editing inorganic chemistry formulas easy, while its intuitive interface adapts to how you write to increase productivity. There are shortcuts for frequently used formula templates as well as dynamic contextual menus which change with your position within an equation; its highlighting feature illuminates variables, constants and functions within your equations.

MathType can be embedded into iBooks Author as either an inline or floating equation depending on its placement settings, with its quality not suffering any reduction in resolution or sharpness when exported as PDF; however, its display is less ideal within containers like table cells as PDF.

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