We've talked with many of you who are using MathType 6.7 with Windows 7, and you've shared with us how much you like being able to handwrite equations and use them in MathType. That capability was formerly limited to the Math Input Panel in Windows 7, so if you're not using the latest version of Windows you may have felt a little left out. That's why we wanted to share this latest bit of news with you.
It is an exciting time around the offices of Design Science. There has been a lot of momentum and continued growth in our open-source, joint project MathJax to display math properly in all browsers and our development team has just put the finishing touches on the latest version of MathType for Windows!
If you are involved in education or distance learning, you are probably familiar with Moodle. For those of you who are not, Moodle is one of the largest open-source Learning Management Systems (LMS), and is used by over 50,000 universities, schools, and private organizations. Learning Management Systems are designed to help manage online instruction with lessons, quizzes, discussion forums and other instructional and administrative tools.
We just released MathType 6.6 for Windows, which features handwritten math entered using mouse, tablet or touchscreen (for Windows 7 users) as well as compatibility with over 350 applications and websites in areas such as education, elearning, calculation, word processing, presentation, email, blogs and wikis.
Next week in Houston, about 6,000 math teachers will gather for the annual Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching. You'll be able to see, learn, and share techniques to enhance your instruction, and to become a more effective communicator. I'll be there, and will present a session titled Equation Editor and MathType--Top Tips from an Expert. I'll present this session on Wednesday July 15, with an encore presentation on Friday July 17.
The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) hosts an annual conference for professionals in the fields of higher education and disability. This year's conference will be in Louisville KY, where Steve Noble from The University of Louisville will present a session titled Creating and Using Accessible Mathematical Content. Many educators are now required to produce accessible materials for their own students.
We will be showing off MathType 6.5 during the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. Exhibits are Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25. MathType has worked with Microsoft Office for years, but here are just a few of the products and websites you can use MathType with:
Recently, Quark announced Quark XML Author 3.0 for Microsoft Word, now featuring integration with MathType. This allows authors to create technical XML documents without having to worry about the underlying structure, with the assurance that their equations will survive the transition from Word to XML. For more information see Quark's XML Author 3.0 press release.
The issue of fonts is one of the more complicated aspects of dealing with math typography because standard system fonts only include the most basic mathematical symbols. Without fonts that include the characters you would like to use in your documents, an application or printer cannot draw the character properly, resulting in missing or substituted characters.