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.
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.
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.
DERIVE, Maple, Mathematica
Use MathEdit to format the output from your
symbolic math software. Output formats
include Windows Metafiles, GIF, and
TeX/LaTeX.
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. 

Speed of DOS, Ease of Windows
MathEdit was developed by industrial engin
eers, who know you want efficiency and a
simple, intuitive program interface. We are
unwilling to accept that Windows applications
have to run slowly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Differences between MathEdit Standard and Professional Edition
