Is it possible to convert equations typeset with MathType to native Office 2007/2010 equations? MathType doesn't seem to have that option, but I need it to parse LaTeX formulae in my Word document.

As MathType is a better equation editor, from this related question I get the feeling that this is not possible at all. Did anybody get this working, perhaps with an external tool?

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I have found that GrindEq offers a MathType-to-Word-Equation converter, it seems to do a proper job. Shareware.

  • It seems that GrindEq is not free, Is there any free software? Jun 29, 2017 at 18:36

MathType has a toggle TeX feature that's convenient for converting a single equation or small selection of equations either from MathType to LaTeX or vice versa. There's also the Convert Equations command on the MathType Ribbon in Word that gives you more conversion options.

  • My problem with MathType is that I have been unable to make it output native Word equations instead of MathType objects.
    – krlmlr
    Apr 17, 2012 at 6:14

this way works converting from mathtype version 7... to ms word 2016:

  1. double click on equation and open it within mathtype editor.
  2. go: preferences > cut and copy preferences
  3. click: MathML or TeX
  4. select: MathML 2.0 (namespace attr) from dropdown list
  5. click ok
  6. select equation and copy
  7. paste into ms word (select "Create an OMML equation" if a pop up appears)
  8. Thats all, I hope it works.

GrindEq does do a proper job, but in its free state, you get only 10 product launches. There is a much longer and manual process, which is outlined in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzg-wZW4vrY.

  1. Basically, you open the equation in MathType
  2. Copy whole of it as LaTeX (in MathType, Preferences -> Cut and Copy Preferences -> Choose MathML or TeX -> Select LaTeX 2.09 or later from the drop down and uncheck Include MathType data in translation)
  3. Paste it in a conversion site like https://www.mathtowebonline.com and click convert
  4. Copy the generated MathML and paste in Word. It will render as a Word 20xx Equation.

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