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FW: MathType 5 converts MS Word docs into web pages with MathML

From: Paul Topping <PaulT@dessci.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 10:17:49 -0700
Message-ID: <46566A3075DDD311969100E0811031EC534B35@euclid.dessci>

We just wanted to announce the availability of a new version of our MathType
product, MathType 5.0 for Windows. One of its new features is our MathPage
technology for converting Microsoft Word documents containing math to
good-looking and printing Web pages, using either MathML or GIF images for
the equations and math symbols.

Here's how it works. As part of the MathType installation process, a
"Convert to MathPage" command is added to Word. This command brings up a
dialog that gives the user a choice between converting equations and math
symbols into MathML or GIF images. Our MathPage software then post-processes
the page generated by Word's "Save as Web Page" command to implement
MathPage's additional functionality.

MathPage's MathML output is compatible with WebEQ, Mozilla, IBM's
Techexplorer, Amaya, and Internet Explorer enhanced by our forthcoming
MathPlayer software.

Even if GIF images are generated, MathPage technology solves the usual
problems encountered with GIF math --- equations and symbols are
baseline-aligned and print beautifully. This is all achieved via multiple
resolution GIFs being generated for each equation and symbol. JavaScript
embedded in the page deals with selecting the proper GIF resolution, browser
compatibility, baseline alignment, etc.

Visit our Web site (http://www.dessci.com) to view sample MathPage output
and get a free, 30-day evaluation of MathType.


Paul Topping                     email: pault@dessci.com            
President                        phone: 562-433-0685            
Design Science, Inc.
"How Science Communicates"
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, Equation Editor, TeXaide
Received on Thursday, 25 October 2001 13:17:47 UTC

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