Murray Sargent helped save Windows in 1988, authored theories that helped bring us laser printers, and wrote a book with a Nobel Prize winner. Most recently, he helped make it so people can type and edit mathematical equations in Microsoft Office.
“After years of work on the project that included clearing significant technological hurdles, Word 2007 included mathematical functions, and now several Microsoft Office 2010 programs have “math support” – Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel. “Math in Office 2010 is a very exciting project. And it should help people use math around the world, of course.”
For Office 2010 we added a bunch of nice things. For e.g., math ribbon has galleries for math symbols. If you browse those math symbols, you see what you can type to enter them using the keyboard. Entering mathematics from the keyboard is way faster than using the ribbon,” said Sargent.