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MathType equation editor

last update: Oct 21, 1999

The MathType equation editor, the full scale, commercial version of WinWord's equation editor, is capable of converting its equations to TeX format. Plain Tex, LaTeX, AMS-TeX, AMS-LaTeX and several flavors of MathML are available in the new 4.0 release.
MathType comes with a Word macro which will convert all the equations in a Word document into TeX.

A special version of MathType, called TeXaide, is now available to be downloaded for free from the mathtype homepage. With TeXaide you can compose equations and output them in Plain TeX, AMS TeX, LaTeX, and AMS LaTeX. You can also select and copy a Word97 equation (with or without opening the equation editor), paste it into TeXaide and then output it in TeX format, one equation at a time. (I didn't try it with other Word versions.) It runs on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT 4.0 and newer.

I personally have MathType 3.1, and it IS able to convert from its own format as well as from WinWord's EquationEditor format TO TeX. The backward direction (TeX to MathType) is ONLY possible for TeX code which was produced by MathType (containing a TeX comment which allows MathType to see how it was generated). It also IS possible to convert from MathType to EquationEditor.

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Phone (USA) 562-433-0685, Fax (USA) 562-433-6969
Sales USA 800-827-0685, sales@mathtype.com
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