New MathType 6 now available from Adept Scientific

Major upgrade makes it easier to create better-looking equations in a wider range of applications

MathType 6, the latest version of the professional equation editor from Design Science (Long Beach, California), is now available from technical software specialist Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts.). Offering compatibility with the latest versions of Windows, Word and PowerPoint, with Wikipedia and with TeX, LaTeX and MathML, this is a major upgrade to the powerful interactive tool that lets you create mathematical notation for word processor and desktop publishing documents, web pages and presentations.

Creating and editing equations is quick and easy with MathType 6, thanks to its point-and-click interface, templates and palettes, customisable keyboard shortcuts and the ability to save frequently used equations and expressions to the MathType toolbar so they can be inserted later with just a click or a keystroke.

New features in MathType 6 include support for the latest versions of Microsoft Windows and Office, and takes full advantage of Office 2007’s new Ribbon interface by adding a new MathType tab in Word and PowerPoint that makes it easier than ever to do equation operations in documents and presentations.

Academics, authors and researchers familiar with TeX/LaTeX typesetting languages will welcome MathType 6’s TeX input mode, which makes it simple to enter, define and edit equations in TeX, and copy equations from existing TeX documents.

MathType also supports MathML, the worldwide standard markup language for mathematics on the Web. New version 6 can copy equations from the new MathML Clipboard Format that is supported by a growing number of mathematical and scientific applications.

MathType 6 recognises the growing importance and popularity of the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, which now contains thousands of pages with mathematical equations. MathType 6 equations can now be copied into Wikipedia’s page editor to create new pages or edit existing ones; and equations can also be extracted from Wikipedia pages.

There’s a new equation browsing feature that allows you to visit every equation and/or equation number and reference in your Word document or PowerPoint presentation, making it easy to review your work and locate specific equations. There’s also an expanded, comprehensive online help system including tutorials that teach you how to use MathType most efficiently.

MathType 5 users who upgrade to this new version will find that all changes they’ve made to keyboard shortcuts, toolbars, preferences etc. will be preserved; and MathType 6 equations are compatible with MathType 5.

MathType is the professional version of the Equation Editor included in Microsoft Office and other products. Compared to Equation Editor, MathType has a huge range of extra features, fonts and symbols, plus the ability to use colour to highlight parts of an equation, to let you create a wider range of better-looking equations for a greater range of documents.

MathType can be run as a stand-alone equation order, but it is most commonly used as an add-in to Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word. MathType 6 adds a MathType ribbon to Word and PowerPoint 2007, and a MathType toolbar and menu to Word 2003, 2002 (XP) and 2000. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and 2000. A Macintosh version of MathType 6 will be released shortly.

As well as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, MathType can be used to add perfectly formatted equations to QuarkExpress, Adobe InDesign, Excel spreadsheets and virtually all word processors, presentation programs, page layout programs, HTML editors, graphing products and other applications that support Insert Object, cut/copy/paste, drag-and-drop, insertion of image files or translations to MathML, TeX or LaTeX.

MathType 6 is available from Adept Scientific and may be easily ordered from

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

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