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CactusMan
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Alternative to MathType?

May 11th, 2006, 9:46 pm

Does anybody know of an alternative to MathType for putting equations into documents?
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rmeenaks
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Alternative to MathType?

May 13th, 2006, 12:47 am

What is wrong with MathType???Ram
 
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lballabio
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Alternative to MathType?

May 13th, 2006, 10:19 am

LaTeX. It's got a bit of a learning curve though.
 
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ppauper
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Alternative to MathType?

May 13th, 2006, 12:40 pm

what is the document written in ?I'm guessing MS Word because you wouldn't be asking if it were in TeX or LaTeXMicrosoft Word Equation Editor
 
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CactusMan
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Alternative to MathType?

May 15th, 2006, 5:18 pm

Yeah, it's Word.Nothing's wrong with MathType, but I'm findng it listed for about $130. I wondered if there might be a cheaper one. ppauper, I find Equation Editor is not good for long text strings. I read somewhere that it wasn't designed for text of more than 10 positions.
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tibbar
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Alternative to MathType?

May 15th, 2006, 9:21 pm

latex, or openoffice's equation editor (which is really nice)
 
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CactusMan
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Alternative to MathType?

May 15th, 2006, 9:22 pm

I've never used LaTex with Word. How do you do it? How to get the software?
 
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mj
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Alternative to MathType?

May 16th, 2006, 2:52 am

one way is to use texpoint which is a latex plug in for powerpoint and then cut and paste the equations into word
 
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ppauper
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Alternative to MathType?

May 16th, 2006, 1:17 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CactusManYeah, it's Word.Nothing's wrong with MathType, but I'm findng it listed for about $130. I wondered if there might be a cheaper one.on my pc, running linux, I use staroffice to produce word-type files StarOffice is $69.95.StarOffice runs under windows also.StarOffice contains an equation editor, which I've never usedStarOffice/OpenOffice Equation EditorPerhaps someone who's used this editor would care to comment ?Like most here, I use LaTeX for mathy stuff, but there are occasions when documents have to be in word format, and for that I use StarOffice.
 
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MikeCrowe
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Alternative to MathType?

May 16th, 2006, 2:01 pm

wow thye really hiked their prices, I bought it not long back for $49 i think it was.Have you tried the free trial? I did the trial and then bought it through that. Don't know if that makes it cheaper.
 
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CactusMan
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Alternative to MathType?

May 18th, 2006, 4:12 pm

Yeah, I'm trying it right now.
 
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rmeenaks
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Alternative to MathType?

January 4th, 2007, 9:33 pm

I know this is old, but MathType can be used in freeware mode as well and it is better than Equation Editor...Ram
 
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BobJefferson
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Alternative to MathType?

January 4th, 2007, 9:47 pm

Hi I know and used a very good alternative in my dissetation thesis which is Scientific Word. It´s a user-friendly software where you can have an excellent editor for complex formulas. it´s based on LaTex but you don´t have to program it. It´s a "powerful Word" with an excellent formula editor.Regards
 
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wolf87
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Alternative to MathType?

January 10th, 2007, 6:37 am

My department uses Scientific Workplace for its lab computers. Very impressive package - it's Scientific Word with a CAS added in. For example, you type in function, select Jacobian, and get fully formatted matrix in LaTeX. Saves time for a lot of thing.
 
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Errrb
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Alternative to MathType?

January 16th, 2007, 12:23 am

There is MikTex windows version of all animals Tex, Latex, etc.In my opinion it is much better for long equations with similar structure, you can define macros etc. MathType is a disaster for complicated stuff
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