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Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType

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  • Subject: [mg57968] Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType
  • From: Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 05:10:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Queensland
  • References: <d8bcne$fgi$> <d8jlut$t1l$>
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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

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.:

(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.



On 13/6/05 8:08 PM, in article d8jlut$t1l$1 at, "Frank Kampas"
<fkampas at> 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> wrote in message
> news:d8bcne$fgi$1 at
>> 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.

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