Is Math compatible with the equation editor of Microsoft Word?

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Is Math compatible with the equation editor of Microsoft Word?


Math provides import and export filters for the equation editor of Microsoft Word and for MathType versions prior to 3.5 (The equation editor of Microsoft Word, is a limited version of MathType 3.0). Equations created with newer MathType versions cannot be converted to Math (their equations are imported as embedded objects whatever the import options settings).

When exporting from Writer to Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org converts embedded Math formulas to MathType. When importing from Microsoft Word to Writer, OpenOffice.org does the reverse conversion. As with any file type conversion you should of course be aware that Math and MathType have different capabilities and this will affect the results.

If you prefer to keep the formulas in the original format, you can change this behavior in the configuration:

  • Select Tools-Options.
  • Select Load/Save-Microsoft Office.
  • Remove the check marks from MathType to OpenOffice.org Math / OpenOffice.org Math to MathType.
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