# MathType for Oxygen XML Author

## Installing MathType in Oxygen XML Author

1. Install the MathType integration. Open the EXE file and follow the installation software steps.

1. Before finishing the installation process, make sure you let the "Run MathType for Oxygen XML author" option ticked to open the application right after clicking on "Finish".

2. If MathType is properly installed, once you open it, instead of the usual math editor, you will see the following window indicating MathType's installation path. Copy the path as you will need to introduce it later on Oxygen Author's configuration.

2. Now, open Oxygen Author and go to OptionsPreferences...

3. In the preferences windows, navigate to EditorEdit ModesAuthorMathML

4. Finally, in the External application section, paste the installation path of MathType -- from the step above -- in the Command line field.

### Caution

Note MathFlow has been deprecated and an Oxygen configuration using both MathType and Mathflow as MathML editors is not possible. Leave the "MathFlow Installation directory" and "MathFlow Licenses file" fields empty.

## Activate MathType

Once you open MathType in oXygen Web Author, you will need to activate it to be able to write equations. Click on the "Start now!" button and you will be prompted with a dialog with the "Enter product key" button. Click the button and introduce your Product Key.

### Note

For the beta version, follow the instructions shown in the message above the Editor.

## Adding equations using MathType

Follow the steps below to add an equation on Oxygen Author.

1. Right-click on the XML element where you want to add the MathML equation. Then, in Insert, press the Insert equation... button.

2. When the MathType editor opens, create the equation and click or tap Insert to insert an equation into the document. For additional instruction on using the MathType editor, an excellent place to start is with the Introductory Tutorials.

## Editing equations using MathType

Editing equations is easy with MathType. Double-click on the equation you want to edit, and Mathtype's editor will appear with the equation, ready for the change.

## Feature comparison with MathFlow

Table 12. Feature comparison between MathType for oXygen Author and MathFlow

Feature

MathType for Oxygen Author

MathFlow for Oxygen (deprecated)

MathType for Oxygen Web Author

(1) - Currently under development

(2) - Equation fonts in Oxygen are inherited by the context

(3) - Although MathType supports MathML3.0, Oxygen's rendering library, Jeuclid, does not support MathML 3.0. (RTL and line breaks are not supported)

System Requirements

Offline

No(1)

Yes

No

OS

Windows, (Mac, Linux)(1)

Mac

Any

Editing

Control over equations visual presentation

Very good

Great

Very good

Customizing editing behavior

No

Yes

No

Toolbar customization

No

Yes

No

MathML source editing

No(1)

Yes

Limited

Font management and predefined/custom styles

Limited(2)

Yes(2)

Limited

MathML support

Equation rendering

Rendered by oXygen(3)

Rendered by oXygen(3)

Yes, by its own

Publishing components

-

No

No

No. Oxygen Web Author has no publishing features