The short answer is that all of the features discussed on this web site are exclusive to MathType or are significantly improved over the same feature in Equation Editor. There have been no significant changes to Equation Editor since we licensed it to Microsoft in 1991. MathType, on the other hand, has been continually upgraded and improved.
2. Will others who don't use MathType be able to read my equations?
Windows users need to download and install the MathType fonts available free on our web site. Alternatively, both Mac and Windows users can download our free MathType 30-day trial which will install the fonts and work as a better Equation Editor even when the 30 days are up.
No, but if you download the free, MathType 30-day trial, you will be able to edit all MathType equations. At the end of the trial period, MathType will revert to MathType Lite and you will always be able to view and edit MathType and Equation Editor equations.
4. If I install your 30-day demo of MathType and decide not to buy it, can I go back to using Equation Editor?
Yes, if you prefer. However, you should know that after the 30-day trial period MathType becomes MathType Lite, which is better than Equation Editor. You get to keep all of MathType's additional fonts, letting you collaborate with both MathType and Equation Editor users. MathType Lite is free forever.
5. How do I type a space into an equation? Why does it beep when I hit the spacebar?
MathType automatically applies spacing as you type according the rules of mathematical typesetting. This involves 6 different space widths, none of which is the width of a normal space. Since people are so used to hitting the spacebar while typing, we disable it when math is being entered. However, MathType also has a Text mode which allows you to type in a plain English phrase or sentence in the middle of an equation. And, of course, the spacebar works in Text mode.
You can purchase direct from our online store, or by calling our offices. If ordering direct from us, we accept major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard), checks, wire transfers and purchase orders as payment.
Yes. MathType is only $57 for faculty, staff and students of academic institutions. Upgrades are $37. You can get the discount in our online store or by calling our offices.
Yes, we have site licenses programs for highschools, college departments, college campuses, corporations and government. If one of our programs does not suit your situation, let us know and we will customize something for your situation.
You will need to purchase separate copies for Windows and Macintosh, but we do offer a discount if you buy both.
Yes, if you purchase a single-user copy of MathType, you can install it on all of your computers as long as you use it on only one of them at a time. Installing it on your office computer and your laptop is allowed—installing it on your friend's or coworker's computer is not.
When you purchase and download from our website, you will be up and running with MathType within minutes.
Select 'About MathType' from the MathType Help menu. Your product key is also in your MathType package, and on your receipt if you ordered from our online store. Failing that, contact our office so we can do a database search.
Yes, you are eligible for an upgrade discount no matter how old your copy of MathType is.
MathType runs on Microsoft Windows 8 (not Windows RT), 7, Vista, or XP. RAM and hard disk requirements are minimal.
MathType works with virtually all popular word processors, presentation programs, page layout programs, graphing products and many others — basically any application that supports Insert Object, cut/copy/paste, drag-and-drop, insertion of image files or translations to/from MathML, TeX or LaTeX. See Works With ... to browse our MathType Interoperability Registry which lists the many, many applications and websites MathType works with.
- Office 2013 and Office 365: MathType 6.9 is fully compatible with Office 2013 and Office 365 installed on Windows 7 and 8 computers.
- Office 2010, 2007, 2003, and XP: MathType 6.9 is fully compatible.
- Office Web Apps, Office Mobile, and Office RT: MathType equations cannot be edited in these Office versions but equations created in other versions of Office will display and print.
- Office 64- and 32-bit: MathType 6.9 is compatible with both 64- and 32-bit versions of Office.
Yes, MathType for Macintosh and Windows are fully compatible and Microsoft Word documents containing MathType equations can be easily shared between them.
Yes, if you purchase a single-user copy of MathType, you can install it on all of your computers (i.e., home and work) as long as you use it on only one of your computers at a time.
MathType is a download of less than 7 MB. With a typical DSL or Cable internet connection this typically takes less than 2 minutes.
Yes. MathType downloads are easily available on our web site.
After you've downloaded MathType, just double-click the installer. You’ll be guided through a simple installation process onscreen and be using MathType in no time at all.
No, you do not need to buy MathType again. Just install MathType on your new computer using the same product key you received with your original purchase.
No, MathType is a separate product and does not require Equation Editor to be installed first.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at +30-210-7600955, Monday through Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM, Athens Time, GMT +2:00. You may also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MathType technical support is free. Contact our technical support team by calling +1(562) 432-2920, Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM Pacific, GMT - 8:00. , or email email@example.com.
Yes, our trainers can come out to your site to deliver custom courses to suit your needs. Call us for more information on our training programs.