**Our rating:** **License: Free to try**
MathType is a powerful interactive tool for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents. **More Fonts: **MathType has hundreds more symbols and templates than Equation Editor. Beside our exclusive Euclid™ math fonts, you can also make use of the 1000's of math symbols in fonts already on your computer, as well as math fonts you can download from the Internet. **Find Symbols: **MathType's Insert Symbol dialog allows you to explore the available symbols and insert them with a click or keystroke.
**Many Applications: **In addition to **Microsoft Word **and** PowerPoint**, use MathType to add equations to **QuarkXPress** and **Adobe InDesign** layouts, **Excel** spreadsheets, HTML pages, and many more applications and document types. **Works with Wikipedia: **__Wikipedia__, the popular online encyclopedia, contains 1000's of pages with mathematical equations. Once you do your research on Wikipedia, you can copy the relevant equations for use in your own work. You can also use MathType to author new equations for Wikipedia. **Many Ways to Work: **MathType can add equations to virtually any application that has an Insert Object command or into which you can paste or drag a graphic.
**Point-and-Click Editing with Automatic Formatting: **Equations can be created quickly by choosing templates from MathType's palettes and typing into their empty slots. MathType applies mathematical spacing rules automatically as you type. **Type TeX or LaTeX:** If you already know the TeX typesetting language, you can enter equations quickly using MathType's TeX input mode. TeX editing can be mixed with point-and-click editing so you get the best of both worlds. You can also paste in equations from existing TeX documents.
**Save Expressions in the Toolbar: **Drag frequently used equations and expressions to the MathType toolbar so they can be inserted later with just a click or a keystroke. **Keyboard Shortcuts:** MathType has customizable keyboard shortcuts for virtually every symbol, template, and command.
**Color: **Coloring an equation can make it stand out. Use color to highlight part of an equation and focus your students' attention on it. Show what changed in each step of a multi-step procedure.
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