# CTAN has a new package: MathType 6 for Windows

Date: May 10, 2008 5:46:56 PM CEST

This package has been installed and is working its way through the
mirroring system.
Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College
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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:
Name of contribution: MathType 6 for Windows
Author's name: Design Science, Inc.
Location on CTAN: /support/mathtype
Summary description: Mathematical equation editor for Windows. English, French,
and German editions.
License type: other-nonfree
Announcement text:

MathType is a point and click mathematical equation editor. It is the full-featured version of the Equation Editor that comes with Microsoft Office and other products. While its mouse-centric user interface is somewhat the antithesis of TeX's, it has a number of features that may be of interest to members of the TeX community: - It works with many Windows applications that TeX does not work directly with, such as word processors, presentation programs like PowerPoint, and many more. You can even place equations in flowcharts made with programs like Visio. - It can produce TeX and LaTeX code from its equations. This can be helpful to someone learning TeX or just to take advantage of MathType's ability to work directly in math notation in order to get the nested braces right on a particularly gnarly equation. - You can even type TeX language directly into the MathType window. This allows you to get the best of both the WYSIWYG editing and TeX worlds. - MathType can also produce GIF files for websites and blogs and EPS files for desktop publishing chores. MathType is supplied here as a 30-day evaluation. If you decide to purchase MathType, you can use the Order MathType command within MathType itself to purchase a product key. You can also visit the Design Science website to learn more about MathType. If you have questions, email them to support at dessci.com. Design Science, Inc. www.dessci.com

This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/mathtype . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/mathtype (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

MathType is a point and click mathematical equation editor. It is the full-featured version of the Equation Editor that comes with Microsoft Office and other products. While its mouse-centric user interface is somewhat the antithesis of TeX's, it has a number of features that may be of interest to members of the TeX community: - It works with many Windows applications that TeX does not work directly with, such as word processors, presentation programs like PowerPoint, and many more. You can even place equations in flowcharts made with programs like Visio. - It can produce TeX and LaTeX code from its equations. This can be helpful to someone learning TeX or just to take advantage of MathType's ability to work directly in math notation in order to get the nested braces right on a particularly gnarly equation. - You can even type TeX language directly into the MathType window. This allows you to get the best of both the WYSIWYG editing and TeX worlds. - MathType can also produce GIF files for websites and blogs and EPS files for desktop publishing chores. MathType is supplied here as a 30-day evaluation. If you decide to purchase MathType, you can use the Order MathType command within MathType itself to purchase a product key. You can also visit the Design Science website to learn more about MathType. If you have questions, email them to support at dessci.com. Design Science, Inc. www.dessci.com

This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/mathtype . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/mathtype (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

## MathType – Evaluation version of a commercial equation editor

MathType is a point and click mathematical equation editor. While its mouse-centric user interface is somewhat the opposite of TeX’s, it has a number of features that may be of interest to members of the TeX community:

- It works with many Windows applications that TeX does not work directly with, such as word processors, presentation programs like PowerPoint, and many more. You can even place equations in flowcharts made with programs like Visio.
- It can produce TeX and LaTeX code from its equations. This can be helpful to someone learning TeX or just to take advantage of MathType’s ability to work directly in mathematical notation in order to get the nested braces right on a particularly gnarly equation.
- You can even type TeX language directly into the MathType window. This allows you to get the best of both the WYSIWYG editing and TeX worlds.
- MathType can also produce GIF files for websites and blogs and EPS files for desktop publishing chores.

MathType does not require a product key for installation.
Upon first launch, you will have an opportunity to begin a
30-day trial or to enter a purchased product key.
If you decide to purchase MathType, you can use the Order MathType command
within MathType itself to purchase a product key.
You can also visit the Wiris website to learn more about MathType.
If you have questions, email them to `support@wiris.com`.

Package | MathType |

Version | 7 |

Maintainer | Bob Mathews Bruce Virga (inactive) |