ANN: MathType 5.1 for Mac Now Shipping

MathType 5.1 for Macintosh is Now Shipping

New version supports Microsoft Office 2004

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- July 26, 2004 -- Design Science announced
today the release of MathType 5.1 for Macintosh that works with
Microsoft Office 2004. MathType is the full-featured,
professional version of the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office,
AppleWorks and many other products, and is used by math and
science educators, research scientists and publishing
professionals to include mathematical notation in printed
documents and web pages.

In addition to providing support for Office 2004, MathType 5.1 is
built for Mac OS X, runs on OS 9, and is a major upgrade for
MathType 3.x users. The new version has all the features of
MathType for Windows: hundreds of new mathematical and technical
symbols and templates, a toolbar and menu commands that turn
Microsoft Word into a powerful math word processor and web page
editor, batch EPS export and color support for professional
publishing, translators to TeX, LaTeX and MathML, and the
company's new MathPage(tm) technology for converting Word
documents to web pages that display and print high-quality
mathematical notation. Equation Editor users can now work with
Word documents created by MathType users via the freely
downloadable MathType Lite.

Anyone can download MathType from the Design Science web site and
try it free for 30 days. MathType is $129, the academic price is
$99, upgrades from MathType 5.0 for Macintosh to 5.1 are free,
and upgrades from other versions are $49.95. Purchases can be
made on the Design Science web site, by phone, or through any of
the many MathType resellers.

About Design Science Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long
Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by
educators, scientists and publishing professionals, including
MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ, MathFlow,
MathPlayer and TeXaide, to communicate on the web and in print.
For more information please visit <>.

Bob Mathews                  b*******
Director of Training         830-990-9699
FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5
Design Science, Inc. -- "How Science Communicates"
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide
Bob Mathews
7/27/2004, 5:25:42 PM

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Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel I've just starting using Snow Leopard after worked with Tiger previously. I'm noticing some odd behavior that's different than before. <br><br>I have the MathType 6 Insert Eqn button installed in Office 2008 for Mac. When I click on that, MathType opens. So far, so good. I type in my equation, but, when I'm finished editing or creating my equation, I'm used to clicking on the red button to close the MathType window and return to my Word document. When I do that now, my Word document has disappeared somewhere into the background. Actually, it looks like I've returned to Word because the menu bar is visible, but the document is not visible. In Word, if I click on Window in the menu bar, it shows the name of my document in the list, but it still doesn't open it. I've tried command-tab to toggle through open applications and that doesn't help. I've discovered a word-around is to select Split in the Window menu and my document reappears, although split into 2 windows. Or, if I chose Window>Open New Window, another copy of the Word document is created (named document:2) and it becomes visible with the MathType equation in place. <br><br>I believe it has something to do with Spaces, but since I never used Leopard, I'm not real good in knowing how to shuffle through those views yet. When I turn off Spaces, the problem corrects itself and the previous functionality is restored. There's something about the interaction of Word, MathType, and Spaces that's not working well together. <br><br>My set-up: Mac OS 10.6.2 with Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac ver. 12.2.3 and MathType ver. 6.0

mathtype and word 11
0 replies , 11/20/2010, 2:38:13 PM
HI, does mathtype work with word 2011? Thanks, Peter

Word cannot open Mathtype
11 replies , 4/4/2010, 1:25:39 AM
Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel I have just installed snow leopard and Office 2008. I installed Mathtype 6.0 for Mac successfully, but when I open word, I cannot click the &quot;insert eqn&quot; button. When I copy math expressions into word, they are shown as pictures. In powerpoint, I can click the &quot;insert eqn&quot; button, but the following message appears, &quot;The server application, source file, or item cannot be found. Check that the path and file name are correct, or try reinstalling the server application&quot;. Can somebody help me solve this problem?

27 replies , 7/30/2007, 10:56:55 AM
Hi, does anyone know what will happen with mathtype when office 2008 arrives? Given the death of VBA, will we still have the same level of intergration with word as we do now - the mathtype menu, and toolbar, or has microsoft's decision to remove VBA broken that degree of intergration? IF so, will a new approach to such intergration be available via Applescript, or will we have to run mathtype as a seperate app and paste equations into word docs? cheers, Pete

Problem in Mathtype equations
1 replies , 11/9/2009, 9:18:14 AM
Hi, I have a same problem. I disabled autosave in Word and take backup myself. But the problem does not solve completely, even by disabling autosave. When I want to take a backup (by Save As feature, not copying the doc file manually), I check some of the equations randomly. But another problem is when I try to use my backups, I see some of the recent backups have the same problem. It is amazing. I hope Microsoft solve this serious problem soon.

Morteza Amini
Word/mathtype on intel
9 replies , 8/20/2010, 4:40:03 PM
Hi, I recently got a new Mac mini (intel). I put my office software and Mathtype 5 on it, but there are some problems. These problems manifest as follows: 1. when inserting numbered equation, the tabs are inserted as is the equation number, mathtype starts in the background but nothing happens. - I need to manually cut and paste the equation in. 2. When clicking on an existing equation (with mathtype not already running) I get the message "word connote locate the server application for Equation.DSMT4 objects". However, if Mathtype is already running there is no problem. I have tried throwing away OLE database files, but this has not cured the problem. Any ideas anyone? Many thanks, Peter

Removing Mathtype
8 replies , 11/2/2009, 8:32:24 PM
I have Mathtype lite on my home computer and Equation Editor at work and seem to be having problems of compatibility. I would like to remove Mathtype - is that possible? Easy?

Bob Jordan
Problem with MathType in Powerpoint
0 replies , 6/7/2014, 8:52:46 AM
Hello, All: I am using Office 2011 with Word and Powerpoint Version 14.3.6 on a Mac OS = X Version 10.6.8. I just installed MathType 6.7e. So far it seems it works with Word. I can t= ype some text, insert an equation, and then type more text following the eq= uation. In other words, I can make the equation part of a sentence.=20 But with Powerpoint, when I insert an equation, it does not follow my text,= but always lands at the center of my slide. I have to manually move the eq= uation beside my text, but when I type more, the text will overwrite the eq= uation unless I type several spaces to avoid covering the equation. This is= apparently not the way it is intended to work.=20 Could anyone tell how to insert an equation among the text in Powerpoint? Thank you. --R.

is mathtype needed in office 2007 ?
2 replies , 4/10/2007, 12:28:03 PM
Hi, I have Mathtype 5.2 installed -- it was useful with Office2003 as math editor enhancement wrt the one provided by Office. Is it still needed, or its functionalities are embedded into Office 2007 ? TY -luca-

Disappearing MathType Equations
1 replies , 12/9/2008, 12:32:27 AM
What I'm using: Mac Pro running OS10.5.5; PowerPoint 12.1.4; MathType 6.0 The Problem: I create a presentation with MathType 6.0 equations. Equations are copied from MathType and pasted into my PowerPoint presentations. Problem: The equations disappear when I run my presentation under Windows (Office 2007 using either Vista or the last version of XP). I found that if I copy and paste my equations as a pdf this fixes the problem. But, I then have to recreate the entire equation again if I want to make changes. Suggestions. Ed

Hi, Several Word 2008 users have posted about using MathType in this version of Word. I'd like to let everyone know MathType 6 for Macintosh was released today, and is fully compatible with Leopard and Office 2008. Of course, the limitations of not having VBA until the next version of Office for Mac still apply. Applicable links: Press release: Product page: -- Bob Mathews Director of Training Design Science, Inc. bobm at FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor

Bob Mathews
Can't read MathType equations in Word v.X
1 replies , 7/25/2003, 5:30:45 PM
I am trying to read a document that has MathType equations in Word v.X and cannot "see" the equations. Design Science says it is a font issue - MathType uses fonts not found in Equation Editor. Does anyone know how to acquire the necessary fonts to be able to read (not even edit) these equations? MathType for MacOSX is being developed right now. Design Science reports that a beta version may be available late summer 2003.

Using MathType with Office 2008
9 replies , 1/20/2008, 3:04:35 AM
Is MathType compatible with Word 2008? If so, how do I get the MathType toolbar in Word 2008?

MathType style of equation numbering
1 replies , 6/16/2006, 6:55:25 PM
When using MathType, there is the option of automatically numbering equations using either left- or right-justification for the number, with the equation itself centered on the line. How would I go about doing the same thing using the built-in Equation Editor? I'm trying to troubleshoot documents that get corrupted (by doing such radical things as opening them) and want to remove MathType as a troubleshooting step. Thanks, Dave

Dave Minerath
Inserting MathType Equation as an Object
3 replies , 4/5/2006, 3:10:11 AM
Having difficulty inserting/Object/Math Type Equation. Can use insert inline equation using MathType menu. However, I need to insert equation as Object. Error message: The server application, source file or item cannopt be found. Make sure the application is properly installed, and that it has not been deleted, moved or renamed. Can anyone shed some light

Jackie Chalmers

Mathtype 6 and mac office 2011
1 replies , 9/14/2010, 12:35:57 PM
Hi, now that mac office 2011 has been released to manufacturing can anyone say weather mathtype 6 will work with the new word, or will we need to wait for an update to either of them? thanks, Peter

mathtype substitutes random characters in word
3 replies , 1/20/2009, 12:58:01 AM
When using Mathtype6 in word on a mac, random characters are substituted. For example -5 becomes !5. Hopefully someone can solve this problem for me

use MT5.dll(mathtype api)
0 replies , 9/23/2004, 1:09:48 AM
Hi everyone! I use mathtype and MS word. Using visual basic and mathtype API, I'd like to convert all equations in MS word document to MathML on conversion settings without opening the document. I could not use mt5.dll on visual basic. Would you give me some information about this? thanks!

Hello, All: I have been using Powerpoint for quite a few years, but have not used the E= quation Editor very often.=20 Several years ago, I could change the default black color of equations to e= ither white or yellow in the Equation Editor, because I usually use dark co= lor for the backgrounds of my Powerpoint slides.=20 Today, I was trying to use the Equation Editor again with Office 2011, but = after trying all buttons and tabs, I found no way to change the default bla= ck color. And after spending considerable effort searching in the Web, I fi= gured I needed the so-called "MathType" software. Following complex and int= ricate instructions on a webpage, I finally made it work---only to find tha= t I will be able to use it for only 30 days, and I have to pay to buy it to= use it any longer. I wonder why MS Office degraded the functionality of Equation Editor and ma= de users to pay to buy a separate software for equation editing.=20 Will it do the same for other functions of Powerpoint so that users will ha= ve to buy dozens of different softwares to construct a Powerpoint? --R.

Problem w/MathType and KaleidaGraph embedded objects
4 replies , 6/20/2009, 2:38:51 AM
Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel I am having trouble with embedded objects Word 2008 from either of the above programs. Note that I do not have problems with embedded objects created with Office applications such as Excel. I'm not sure about other applications. Here is what happens: If I open a Word Document created with either Word 2003 or Word 2007 on windows that contains an embedded MathType equation or Kaleidagraph graph, when I double click to open it with Word 2008 I get an error that says "Word is unable to locate the server application for XXX objects", where XXX is DSMT4.Equation and KGraph_Plot, for MathType and Kaleidagraph, respectively. If I copy and paste an object from either of these applications it goes into the document as a picture. I can tell this because when I double click on it the format picture dialog comes up. Also, if I use Paste Special, it says "Source: Unknown" and only gives me the option of pasting in a picture. I have tried deleting the OLE Registry, reinstalling Office 2008, reinstalling MathType, etc., all to no avail. Hopefully someone here can shed some light on what is going on. Thanks.

Adding the Mathtype add-in to MS Office 2010 Pro?
1 replies , 6/6/2010, 3:22:42 PM
Can I add the Mathtype add-in to MS Office 2010 Pro? If so, how?

[ANN] MathType now works with 100s of apps and websites
0 replies , 12/2/2008, 10:26:49 PM
MathType 6.5 for Windows, released today, includes these features and more: * Many of you likely think of MathType as an equation editor that works with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. However, scientists, engineers and educators are now using a wider variety of applications and websites than ever before. As part of our new "Equations Everywhere and Anywhere" initiative, we host on our website the MathType Interoperability Registry, currently listing more than 127 applications and websites that MathType works with -- and we're just getting started. * Type TeX directly into Word and convert it to a MathType equation with a keystroke. Please visit our website for more information about this new version of MathType: Press release: www.dessci/en/company/press/releases/081201.htm Product page: MathType Interoperability Registry: -- Bob Mathews Director of Training Design Science, Inc. bobm at FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor

Bob Mathews
Hi, I know many of you are already MathType users, so I wanted to let you know about yesterday's release of MathType 6.6 for Windows. This new release features handwritten math input via mouse, tablet, or touchscreen, and compatibility with over 350 applications and websites, including Google Docs, Gmail, and WordPress. Our goal is for MathType to eventually work with all applications and websites used by students, teachers, professors, elearning authors, scientists, and engineers. Visit our "Works With ..." web application at to see if your favorites are already in our database. If you don't find the applications you are looking for, or if you wished any of them worked differently with MathType, let us know by emailing i********* or with a tweet to @MathType. Regards, Bob Mathews Design Science, Inc.

Bob Mathews