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MathType

$97
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 5 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.9
  • Total Downloads:
    271,852
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; $97.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    342
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Typing complex mathematical equations or scientific expressions can be difficult when creating tests or writing research papers if you are using only Microsoft Word or Excel, but Mathtype lets you you can build authentic formulas appropriate for rigorous review and study.

MathType launches a compact interface with four rows of buttons for a variety of symbols, and a row of tabbed buttons categorized by type of expression: algebra, derivations, statistics, matrices, sets, trigonometry, and geometry. These five rows are arrayed over a pane for typing and manipulating the equations the user wishes to build. The design is simple and straightforward, and navigating the app's features is simple to master. This app performed very satisfactorily during our tests. Building an equation in the editing pane was a simple matter, by clicking buttons to select a symbol or using the Insert Symbol command. Copying and pasting from the editing pane into another app was a snap. We liked very much the ease in adding an expression--and even an entire category of expressions--to the row of tabbed buttons. MathType offers a number of formatting options to suit a variety of equation types. We appreciated the range of options available for customizing the app through the Preferences dialog box, and most users should be satisfied by this list of options.

Although the trial period is limited to 30 days, this time frame should be adequate for most users to determine the suitability of MathType for their work. On the other hand, the price tag may scare off all but the most dedicated users.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Mathtype alignment issues for matrices"

February 03, 2016  |  By gnugs

2016-02-03 13:35:32  |  By gnugs

 |  Version: MathType 6.9

Pros

A product that is ostensibly sold as a formatting capability has no "pros" if it can't align properly.

Cons

Matrices have over-extended brackets -- makes it look like there are extra blank rows. Matrix bodies are sometimes unaligned vertically with extra blank rows below the body.

Summary

This has been going on for a very long time with no attempt at fixing the problem. Version previous to the ver 6 series worked properly. Not any more.

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1 stars

"Do not use demo, you'll lose your work"

July 16, 2015

2015-07-16 11:05:48

 |  Version: MathType 6.9

Pros

Converts to many formats

Cons

Mysteriously converted equations to pictures when demo period ran out, losing weeks of work

Summary

Use MS Equation instead

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.9
Version 6.9 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Design Science
Publisher web site http://www.dessci.com
Release Date January 07, 2014
Date Added January 07, 2014
Version 6.9
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 9.82MB
File Name InstallMTW6.9.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 271,852
Downloads Last Week 342
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $97

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