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Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType

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  • Subject: [mg58367] Re: Exporting mathematica equations into MathType
  • From: "Mukhtar Bekkali" <mbekkali at>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 21:57:00 -0400 (EDT)
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I tried to use latex2rtf but it did not work. I created very simple
fraction in Mathematica


Then, I saved it special as test.tex file. Then I opened it in
Scientific Workplace and it shows as a tag named dispSFinmath.
Double-clicking on a tag brings up properties windows that has the
following text


I then used compile and it does not look like it looked in Mathematica.
 I decided to skip the step of opening it in Scientific Workplace and
opened it in  latex2rtf. I hit run and Command Prompt window pops out
with the following text

test.tex:31 Unknown style option notebook2e ignored
test.tex:31 Unknown style option latexsym ignored
test.tex:36 Command \dispSFinmath not found - ignored
Press any key to continue . . .

I hit any key and Command Prompt window disappears and test.rtf file is
created.  However, when I open it in Word I see this


which does not look nearly as the embedded object I thought I would

Please let me know what I am doing wrong

Thanks for help, Mukhtar Bekkali

Mike wrote:
> 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$1 at, "Frank Kampas"
> <fkampas at> wrote:
> > I agree with Paul Abbot that Word is not very good for publishing technical
> > documents.  Sometimes, though, you don't have a choice.  I've discovered
> > that Mathematica equations can be copied directly into Word if you copy them
> > as metafiles.
> >
> >
> > "Mukhtar Bekkali" <mbekkali at> wrote in message
> > news:d8bcne$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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