For Immediate Release
MathType 5.0 for Windows Now Shipping
Includes MathPage technology for publishing math Web pages from Word
Long Beach, CA, - October 8, 2001 - Design Science,
Inc. announced the release of MathType 5.0 for Windows, the professional
version of the Equation Editor included in Microsoft Office. This release
includes the company's new MathPage™ technology for converting Microsoft
Word documents to Web pages that display and print high-quality mathematical
notation. A fully functional, 30-day evaluation is available on the company's
From Microsoft Word to the Web
The company estimates that 75% of the world's documents containing math are
authored using Microsoft Word (TeX/LaTeX account
for the balance). Using MathPage technology included in MathType 5 for Windows,
authors and publishers can
now easily convert those Word documents to HTML, transforming the equations to
either GIF images or MathML.
"Anyone who's ever tried using Word's Save as Web Page feature for
documents containing math, knows that the results are less than desirable", said
Paul R. Topping, the company's president. "We wanted to give anyone authoring
with Word an easy way to create Web documents with great-looking math. The
result, our MathPage technology, not only makes the process of putting technical
documents on the Web easy, the pages print beautifully.", said Topping.
Other New Features
MathType is now able to export all equations from a Word document as individual EPS, GIF, or WMF files, simplifying the workflow with page
layout programs, such as QuarkXPress, InDesign, and HTML-authoring tools. Other
new features include MathML 2.0 translators, Microsoft
Office XP (Word 2002) and Windows XP support, unlimited undo,
add/delete matrix rows and columns, mouse-wheel support and many other
features requested by users.
Design Science strongly encourages Equation Editor users to
download a free MathType 5 evaluation. They'll get full MathType functionality
for the 30-day evaluation period, after which MathType becomes MathType Lite.
From then on, users have all the functionality of Equation Editor but, in
addition, have access to the full set of MathType fonts and symbols and the
ability to work with other MathType users. MathType Lite never expires.
MathType is $129, the academic price is $99 and upgrades from earlier
versions are $49.95.
Purchases can be made on the Design Science Web site or through software
resellers listed on the site: www.dessci.com.
An earlier version of MathType is also available for the Macintosh.
About Design Science, Inc.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science,
Inc., developer of MathType, the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ and
MathPlayer, develops software for publishing mathematical notation in print and
Web-based technical documents and for building Web pages with dynamic math.
Review copies available upon request.
Vice President Sales
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA