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White papers are short, somewhat technical, documents that express Design Science's position on a technology.  In addition, we publish Math on the Web: A Status Report to give you an objective report about available Math on the Web software and what to shop for while investigating long-term software solutions.

MathML in STM Publishing Series

MathML is XML: Maximize Your Investment

Forward-thinking enterprises are working with MathML for encoding mathematical notation. MathML is the W3C standard for representing math in XML, and is supported by many related software systems, including web browsers, XML editors, computer algebra systems, search engines, screen readers, and rendering and composition engines. This paper describes the benefits of MathML for your enterprise.  more>

MathML Adds Value to STM Publishing

The first of two related papers presents the idea that STM (Scientific, Technical, Medical) publishers can increase the value of their publications to their customers by publishing to the World Wide Web using the HTML+MathML format, thereby allowing readers to work with the mathematics in their content. The HTML+MathML format is compared favorably to Adobe PDF in the context of online publication of STM content.   more>

MathML Workflows in STM Publishing

The second paper in the series examines the workflow mechanisms required to publish online in the HTML+MathML format. Included are sections on authoring, front-end processing of author's content, maintenance of MathML fragments in the central XML repository, back-end processing to apply formatting to content extracted from the central repository, and online delivery of content in the XML+MathML format.  more>

Mathematics on the Web: MathML and MathType

This paper describes the advantages of MathML over other forms of online publishing for technical documents. It goes on to describe how a teacher, scientist, or engineer can make use of MathType's ability to generate MathML to publish their works online.   more>

Using MathType to Create TeX and MathML Equations [PDF]

This paper, written for the 1999 TEX Users Group Annual Meeting, describes for the TeX community, how MathType's built-in translators for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML work. MathType's Translator Definition Language (TDL) is introduced and its use in creating customized translations is examined.   [PDF]

Integrating an Equation Editor into a Document Editor:
A Guide for Software Developers

This paper is directed at software designers working on document authoring systems (eg, word processors, web editors, etc.) that want to integrate an equation editor as a plug-in software component. There are many not-so-obvious considerations that such designers must consider in order to maximize their products' usefulness to technical authors and customers.   more>

Proposal to Microsoft to Help STEM Publishers Work with Office 2007 Documents

Top scientific publishers like Nature and Science currently do not accept author submissions in Microsoft Word 2007's new document format. Their publishing workflows are designed to handle earlier Word formats containing MathType or Equation Editor equations, rather than the OMML (Office Math Markup Language) equations. This proposal describes several features to be added to the next version of Design Science's MathType for Windows product that will help these publishers better handle author submissions in Office 2007's new document format. These features will also help authors who use Office 2007 collaborate with other authors that use an earlier version of Office.  more>

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