Huh. Just saw that Design Science, makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, and MathBurger (just kiddin’—I’m hungry), announced that MathType works with Apple’s iWork ’09 suite. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers now all support MathType. Apparently it was announced at MacWorld in SF, but I didn’t know till now. This is weird. For years I have wished for some of MathType’s capabilities in InDesign, and now I get them in iWork. Wished for a pony, got a puppy. That’s OK, puppies are cool. Of course, I’ll hold off on joy till I see how this puppy works. Seems like I can save iWork as Word. But maybe not .docx? Dunno. I’ll find out because I’m going to get Apple’s “Box Set” of iLife, iWork, and Leopard. I’m notorious for losing my OSX install discs, so having a back-up is good, and the kids are pining away for the latest versions of all the iLife apps. Whatever happened to crayons? When I get iWork working, I’ll try out MathType with it and report back here. Man, what’s next—DITA support in GarageBand?
Posted on January 13, 2009 by Mike Rankin