math writing software, symbols and fonts
Posted on 2005-04-12
I am paralyzed due to quadriplegia and getting ready to take a calculus class. Because of the paralysis, I can't write using a pencil and paper. I can however, with the help of adaptive typing aids, use a computer keyboard and mouse.
I am interested in finding a software package that will enable me to write out math hoemwork problems, etc., on my computer screen. I am aware that there are math font packages available that have all the symbols, etc., but what I really need is some software that enables me to write things just like I was doing it on paper. For example, if I'm simply using math fonts in MS Word and want to write a fraction, I have to write the top of the fraction (numerator) first, underline it and then go to the next line, tab over several times then hit the space bar several times before writing the denominator. And even then, the spacing is all messed up. I've tried using MS Excel where you can move up and down with the arrow keys but Excel has other limitations that make impractical.
Is anyone aware of the kind of software I'm describing?