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    Jan. 07, 2014
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    Free to try; $97.00 to buy
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Editors' Review


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--these apps, though powerful tools, simply are limited in such areas. However, thanks to this nifty app, 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

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

July 16, 2015

 |  Version: MathType 6.9


Converts to many formats


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


Use MS Equation instead

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3 stars

"it helps me too much"

September 30, 2013  |  By Jamessmith12788

 |  Version: MathType 6.8


this is a powerful interactive equation editor that lets you to create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages and desktop publishing.


It is not compatible with all Windows version.

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4 stars

"i need the math type 6.7a"

September 20, 2011  |  By alabo24good

 |  Version: MathType 6.7a


i need software for calculating cgpa


i need the software for cgpa


i need the math type i also need software to calculate cgpa

Updated on Sep 20, 2011

i love this network

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4 stars

"Efficient, useful, but expensive"

February 05, 2011  |  By gmboy902

 |  Version: MathType 6.7a


Very easy to use
You can edit an equation directly from Word/PPT/etc. just by double-clicking
Limitless potential


Very expensive if you want to use it for more than the trial period


Spectacular for one-time use, but the price makes it a worse choice than simple alt-codes or MS Word symbols. Don't plan on having a permanent copy unless you are buying it for a business/school or have enough money to throw away on it.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.9
Version 6.9 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Design Science
Publisher web site http://www.dessci.com
Release Date January 07, 2014
Date Added January 07, 2014
Version 6.9
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements
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File Size 9.82MB
File Name InstallMTW6.9.exe
Total Downloads 252,709
Downloads Last Week 586
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $97

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