# MathType

## Apple Picks MathType as the Equation Editor for iWork '09

It is an exciting time here at Design Science. At last week's Macworld Expo keynote, Apple's Phil Schiller announced that the new version of iWork '09 supports MathType. Since then, the buzz has been tremendous.

## MathType 6.5 now available for Windows

We just announced the release of MathType™ 6.5 for Windows, a new version designed to work with a wide variety of education and scientific applications and websites.

## MathType 6.5 for Windows is Now Available!

We just announced the release of MathType 6.5 for Windows, a new version designed to work with a wide variety of education and scientific applications and websites.

## Microsoft is bringing VBA back in the next Mac Office!

As many of you know, Mac Office 2008 lacks VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) support. This means that some of MathType's functionality within Word will not be available in the forthcoming (August) release of MathType for Mac 6.0. Microsoft has announced that they are going to bring back VBA in the next major release of Mac Office. Unfortunately, it appears that it won't happen before 2010. Better late than never! We explain the situation more fully on the MathType and Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh page.

## MathType Tip: Drawing attention to your equations with comments and annotations

Suppose you're writing a PowerPoint presentation to introduce function rules to your 6th grade math class. You'd like to be able to annotate an example equation with labels, but don't know how to do that.

There are so many reasons to annotate equations, and so many ways to do it that it's impossible to cover them all in a single page, but this new MathType Tip will show you how to add comments to your MathType equations in the most common scenarios.

## MathType Tip: Saving common formulas and equations to use later

If you find you're entering the same equation or term over and over again, or if you tend to use the same handful of symbols and templates, this tip will make those tasks faster and easier. It shows you how to create equations faster by dragging frequently used items to the MathType toolbar so they can be inserted later with just a click or a keystroke.

## MathType Tip: Adding memorable keyboard shortcuts for your most commonly-used symbols and actions

As a mathematician, you often use the operator symbols "much less than" and "much greater than" in MathType, and you wish there were a shortcut key for these symbols so you wouldn't have to choose them from the palette each time.

MathType has built-in keyboard shortcuts for most symbols, templates, and menu items. It also allows you to create shortcuts where none exists, and to change or delete the built-in shortcuts. This tip will show you how.

## MathType Tip: Author equations using only the keyboard

Have you ever wondered if there's a way to type an entire equation in MathType using only the keyboard? Actually, MathType was created both for those who prefer to build their equations by pointing and clicking on menu commands and palette icons, as well as those who prefer to keep their fingers on the keyboard and use the mouse or touchpad as little as possible.

## MathType Tip: Copy equations from Wikipedia and other websites into MathType

You're teaching a lesson tomorrow on the chain rule, and you've found the perfect example on Wikipedia. Now what do you do with it? If you answered "re-type it in MathType so I can use it in PowerPoint", we've got a tip that'll save you loads of time.

## Using MathType with Moodle

Moodle is an open-source learning management system that you may already be using. If so, you've seen how much easier your life is with this valuable tool. What if I said you could take that quiz you wrote last year in Microsoft Word, and you can reuse the equations in Moodle without having to re-type them? Did you know you can use MathType equations in a Moodle forum or chat? What about the reverse? You can copy an equation from a colleague's Moodle course, paste it into MathType, and use it in PowerPoint.