Whats New in Version 5

Last Modified: 3rd Jan 2013
Category: Mathematics and Simulation > Mathtype
Version: 5
Article Ref.: 2D92
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Mathtype 2D92 MathType Features: Unlimited Undo and Redo commands allow for easier editing of equations; New Matrix commands for inserting and deleting rows and columns without using the Matrix dialogue; Reset Smaller/Larger command makes resetting manually-resized characters much simpler; MathType Lite mode is fully compatible with , enabling easy collaboration between MathPage Technology: Export to MathPage command in Word converts any Word document into a Web page that looks virtually identical to original document; Equations align, display and print with high quality on all browsers on all major operating systems (Windows, Macintosh, Linux/Unix); Equation numbers and references appear and work correctly in the Web page; MathZoom feature allows equations to be magnified in any browser so that small details such as subscripts, superscripts, hats and primes can easily be seen; Mathematical symbols in the Web page display correctly in all browsers; MathML option allows equations to be generated using MathML for use with MathML-savvy browsers and plug-ins; Support for Words Master Documents Other MathType Commands for Word improvements: Support for Word 2002 (Office XP); Improved equation numbering with chapter numbers and custom number formats; Export Equations command exports all equations in a document to individual graphics files, in EPS, GIF or WMF format; Faster Word startup time; MathType Commands for PowerPoint: Support for PowerPoint 2002 (Office XP); MathML Translators MathML 2.0 Translators The following features will be new for MathType 3.x users: Full 32-bit application: 3-D dialogues for that modern look-and-feel; Standard Open, Save As, and Print dialogues; Long filename support; Extensive Unicode-based character database: Unicode is a character encoding standard that attempts to include all characters in use in the worlds languages and in mathematics; Database includes character information on most popular math fonts; English descriptions of characters are displayed in the status bar and can be searched to find needed characters; Use the Insert Symbol dialogue to explore the fonts on your computer and view character information; OLE 2.0 support: Editing either inline in the document or in a separate MathType window; Optional suppression of the "Save Changes?" dialogue (see the Object Editing Preferences dialogue); Optionally have MathType start in "server" mode for faster, on-demand equation editing (see the Server dialogue); Euclid font set: Includes hundreds of additional math symbols (Explore the Euclid fonts with the Insert Symbol dialogue); Includes Blackboard Bold (double-stroke) and Fraktur (German Black Letter) alphabets; Looks like TeX's Computer Modern; New templates and symbols: Geometry; Chemistry; Boxes; Vectors; Integrals with directional loops; "Cross-outs" to show cancellation; Hats, bars, and vectors under/over multiple characters; Asymmetric reaction arrows; Open brackets ( ); Insert Symbol dialogue: Displays your fonts in a character grid (similar to MS Words but better); Find the character you are looking for by searching for words in its description (e.g. find all the characters whose description contains "angle"); See characters sorted by their Unicode value; Colour: Use colour to highlight parts of equations for presentation; CMYK and RGB colour models (see the Edit Colour dialogue); Spot and Process colours (see the Edit Colour dialogue); Named colours to match those you use in desktop publishing applications like Quark and PageMaker (see the Edit Colour dialogue); Customizable colour menu; Customizable toolbars: Holds hundreds of your most frequently used symbols, expressions, and equations; Drag from your equation and drop onto the toolbar; Associate a keyboard shortcut with any symbol, template, or expression; Organize your expressions and symbols using named tabs (e.g. "Geometry", "Science", etc.); Toolbar can be docked or floating; Three viewing sizes to adjust for monitor size, resolution and users preference; Improved translators: TeX translators now come in four varieties: Plain TeX, AMS-TeX, LaTeX, and AMS-LaTeX; Translators now handle italic, accented characters, and many more MathType features; Equation may be specified as "inline" (as opposed to "display") and translation reflects the choice (see Inline on the Format menu); Optionally omit the cryptic MathType equation data from the translated text; Unicode-based so that it translation of virtually every character is possible (depends on target language); MathML translators for translation into the recently approved standard for math on the World Wide Web; Our translators may be modified for custom applications; New translators may be written by third parties; See Translators for a list of the translators installed with MathType; See the Translators dialogue to find out how to use a translator; Equation viewing: New "nested" view to better see the structure of your equations; Zoom to 800% for even finer nudging; Empty slots and spaces are displayed in colours you select (see Workspace Preferences); Display is more precise (no more Redisplay command!); Adjustable toolbar/icon size to avoid eye strain (see Workspace Preferences); Customizable keyboard shortcuts: All commands, templates, and symbols can be entered with keystrokes you assign; Shortcut can consist of one or two keystrokes; Internet and World Wide Web-savvy: Online version-checking uses the Internet to check for MathType upgrades; Online product registration via your Web browser, email, or print for fax or surface mail; Direct access to MathTypes Technical Support area using commands on the Help menu; Drag & drop expressions: From one part of an equation to another; From one equation to another; From an equation to the toolbar; From a document to an equation; From an equation to a document; New spacing dimensions: Operator spacing (% of normal); Non-operator spacing (% of normal); Character width adjustment; Radical "check-mark" width adjustment; Subscript and superscript horizontal gap; Slash and diagonal fraction gap; Horizontal gap between fence templates (parentheses, brackets, braces, etc.) and their contents; Stroke thickness for box lines, strike-throughs, radical signs, etc; International support: When multiple "keyboards" are installed, you can choose to have MathType automatically switch keyboards when you switch styles and vice-versa. See the Define Styles dialogue; On Asian systems, Asian characters may be entered using the IME (Input Method Editor) that is part of Asian versions of Microsoft Windows; Improved GIF equations for World Wide Web publishing: Better smoothing (anti-aliasing); Colour (equation and background); See Web and GIF Preferences dialogue; Improved Define Styles dialogue: One step to change main equation font; Base math symbols on old Symbol/MathType Extra combination or on new Euclid fonts; Improved Microsoft Word commands for equation numbering, formatting, and conversion: Supports MS Word 95 (v 7.0) and 97 (v 8.0); MathType installer adds the commands directly to Word. No manual steps; You can start a section at any number; Change the format of all or selected equations to be the same as an existing equation; Equation preferences (styles, sizes, spacing) are saved in the document, instead of a separate file; Handles multiple open documents, each with different equation preferences; Conversion to and from equations written with our new translators (e.g. TeX); Insert an equation using a keyboard shortcut; Change the equation number format of all or selected equations; Other features: Formatting preferences (sizes, styles, dimensions) are now saved with each equation to avoid unintentional changes; Customizable list of functions (e.g. sin, cos) that MathType automatically recognizes (see the Functions Recognized dialogue); More accurate tab-stop placement with guide lines displayed across equation; Automatic file numbering (e.g. "eqn1", "eqn2", and so on); Three vertical "fence" (bracket, brace, parentheses, etc.) alignment options (see the Fence Alignment dialogue ); Selectively load sizes, styles, spacing from a preference file (see the Load Preferences dialogue); And many other new features and improvements Mathtype 5 en

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