Macworld Expo: Apple Picks MathType for its new iWork '09 Suite

Equations can now be inserted and edited in all three iWork applications: Pages, Keynote, and Numbers

LONG BEACH, Calif. — January 13, 2009 — Design Science today announced that Apple has chosen MathType™ as the equation editor for its new iWork '09 suite of applications. Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, made this announcement in the keynote address at last week's Macworld Expo conference in San Francisco and demonstrated editing a MathType equation in a Pages '09 document. MathType works with all three iWork applications: Pages (word processor), Keynote (presentation), and Numbers (spreadsheet).

"The Mac has always been big in education, science, and engineering." said Paul Topping, Design Science's President & CEO. "Until now, Mac users that need equations were limited to using Microsoft Office. Now they have a choice." It is expected that many Mac users in these markets will make the move to iWork. If they have existing Microsoft Office documents containing MathType or Equation Editor equations, these can be imported into the new iWork applications and the equations will remain editable.

MathType has long been known as the professional version of the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, used by millions of educators, scientists and engineers to create papers and presentations with textbook-quality equations. According to scientific and technical publishers, over 85% of submitted manuscripts containing mathematical notation are Microsoft Word documents with MathType or Equation Editor equations. Now that MathType works with Apple's iWork, coverage of the most popular word processing and presentation applications on Mac and Windows is virtually complete.

MathType is £36 + vat for academic users, £60 + vat for non-academic users; upgrades are £24 + vat for academic users, £31 + vat for non-academic users. Anyone can download MathType from the UK distributors Chartwell-Yorke at and try it free for 30 days.

Philip Yorke
Chartwell-Yorke Ltd (UK Distributors)
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