# Is Math compatible with the equation editor of Microsoft Word?

**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, Apache OpenOffice converts embedded *Math* formulas to MathType. When importing from Microsoft Word to *Writer*, Apache OpenOffice 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 Math / OpenOffice Math to MathType**.