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MathType and Catalina

Post by DavidH » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:18 am

To judge from discussions in this forum, a good number of Mellel owners have relied on MathType to add equations and formulas to Mellel documents. A year or so back Wiris took over the development of MathType from Design Science. The other day Wiris wrote to owners of their newest version (like me) warning us that no 64 bit version of MathType will be ready when Catalina is released this month; no existing versions of MathType will run under Catalina. So anyone who needs MathType for day to day work should delay upgrading to Catalina for the time being. Wiris isn’t yet sure how long it will take to finish a compatible version.

A competing product with a very similar interface that I’ve used in the past is MathMagic. But the last time I contacted them they had no plans for a 64-bit version.

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Re: MathType and Catalina

Post by macsailor » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:02 am

Have you tried LaTeXiT instead? It may work (I haven't used in in years) with both Mellel and Catalina.
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Re: MathType and Catalina

Post by DavidH » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 pm

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: MathType and Catalina

Post by laup » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:08 pm

Wiris has announced its MathType "solution" for Mac Users. It will depend on using Word 365. They say that MathType 8 for Catalina/Big Sur will not happen "in the foreseeable future" because they see the way ahead for MathType as being embedded as an Add-in or Add-on. No editing of equations from old documents.

https://lp.wiris.com/catalina/

This is bad news. Have Mellel users with Catalina or Big Our found good solutions? Since I have delayed upgrading from Mojave, I can't test option like LibreOffice/Math. I suppose that I will be able to write equations in Word and copy/paste images into Mellel, but that's ugly.
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Re: MathType and Catalina

Post by Amontillado » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:20 pm

I occasionally need math in a document. When that comes up, I create images of LaTeX equations in Keynote and save the Keynote file with the Mellel document. That lets me edit the equations. For my light usage, it works.

Things I write that involve notes go in a folder with supporting information, or in a Devonthink database.

Anything that's Word-based is not something I want to use. If I start using Word, I'll get lazy regarding styles and I'll get tugged into an ecosystem that just doesn't fit my taste.

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