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About MathEdit 3.2
for Windows
Create small inline
equations or large display
equations quickly and easily, then place them
into your document with typeset quality. With MathEdit's intuitive
interface you don't waste time learning keywords or reading a thick
user's manual. Creating even the most complex equations is easy, and
online help is there if you need it.
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The MathEdit
Interface
The MathEdit window
provides a menu bar at
the top of the window, a set of tool bar buttons below the menu bar,
and a message/status bar at the bottom. Display of the tool bar and
the
rulers can be toggled on and off. The tool bar buttons display
palettes which are used to select formatting functions and symbols
which are not on the keyboard.
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Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts
allow you to quickly access many common math characters and
functions using the keyboard instead of searching the menus and
palettes with the mouse. For example, to produce the Greek letter
alpha in your equation, you can type \alpha.
MathEdit supplies a
set of default commands which include Greek and math characters,
math functions, and operators. MathEdit allows the user to define
additional keyboard shortcuts and command sets. Format any character
string as a math function name with just two keystrokes.
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DERIVE, Maple,
Mathematica
Use MathEdit to format
the output from your symbolic math software. Output formats include
Windows Metafiles, GIF, and TeX/LaTeX.
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Large Equations
With the Professional
Edition of MathEdit, the size of equations you can produce and the
number of open equation windows is limited only by the memory of
your computer. An equation of a thousand parts takes only 50K of
memory. For really large equations, MathEdit has special formatting
features.
MathEdit can even do "poster" size equations.
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Speed of DOS, Ease
of Windows
MathEdit was developed
by industrial engineers, who know you want efficiency and a simple,
intuitive program interface. We are unwilling to accept that Windows
applications have to run slowly.
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Hate the Mouse 
Love the Mouse?
Keyboard shortcut
commands let you access MathEdit features, symbols, and characters
with just a few keystrokes. The same set of features, symbols, and
characters can be a mouse click away with MathEdit's palettes.
Either way, an extensive library of symbols is easily accessible for
use in your equations.
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Palettes for
Symbols, Characters, and Functions
Hundreds of
mathematical characters are available at the click of your mouse
from MathEdit's palettes. Dropdown palettes are accessed from the
tool bar buttons, and disappear once a character (or another
palette)
has been selected. Floating palettes remain available on the screen
until you hide them, letting you keep frequently used equation parts
handy for faster access. Drag these floating palettes anywhere on
your screen and
MathEdit will remember their new positions for your next session.
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TeX and LaTeX
KTalk's conversion
software and service convert technical documents including
equations. Convert between TeX/LaTeX and wordprocessing formats.
Converted equations can be edited with MathEdit.
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Complex Equations
Made Easy
MathEdit assists you
in the creation of your equation. Any number of functions, such as
radicals, fractions, or delimiters can be nested,
and whenever you start a function, a status bar message reminds you
to finish it. MathEdit keeps track of your position so you don't get
syntax errors or the confusing messages other equation editors may
give you.
