Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg57968] Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType*From*: Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at uq.edu.au>*Date*: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 05:10:34 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: University of Queensland*References*: <d8bcne$fgi$1@smc.vnet.net> <d8jlut$t1l$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

If you save a notebook as TeX you can then use the freeware latex2rtf program to convert this to a rich text document which can then be saved as a word document. latex2rtf runs on UNIX boxes (eg. I use Mac OS X). I don't know if a windows version exists but it would be easy to search and find out. The advantage of doing this compared to saving equations as graphic files, or cut and pasting or some other mechanism to get equations from Mathematica into Word is that latex2rtf converts TeX equations into the "native" equation editor format. Therefore you can then double click on them in the resulting word/rtf document and edit them in the same way that you would normally edit within Word. Since MathType make the MS Word equation editor you should also be able to edit the equations within MathType. Unfortunately since everyone I collaborate with uses Word I must also use this thing but always write papers in Mathematica first and then do the conversion to Word via TeX and RTF when it comes time to circulate drafts. The only problem I have found to date is that multi-line equations, eg.: X+y=z A+b=c R+s=t (all in one cell) do not seem to convert. The conversion literally takes only a couple of minutes. You'll probably need to double click on all the embedded equation editor fields to get them to display nicely. Cheers Mike On 13/6/05 8:08 PM, in article d8jlut$t1l$1 at smc.vnet.net, "Frank Kampas" <fkampas at verizon.net> wrote: > I agree with Paul Abbot that Word is not very good for publishing technical > documents. Sometimes, though, you don't have a choice. I've discovered > that Mathematica equations can be copied directly into Word if you copy them > as metafiles. > > > "Mukhtar Bekkali" <mbekkali at gmail.com> wrote in message > news:d8bcne$fgi$1 at smc.vnet.net... >> I am writing my dissertation in Word with MathType 5.2 plugin. I would >> like to know if there is a way to export (or copy/paste) Mathematica >> equations into MathType so that equations still look nice. >> >