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IT Knowledgebase: MathType: Thesis Specific

Which version of MathType do I use?
If you are using MS Office Word 2010, Word 2013, and Word 2016, users should be using MathType version 6.X.

Why use MathType and not the Equation Editor in Word?
Word’s equation editor is a scaled down version of MathType. Word’s version will not insert Equation numbers automatically. The advanced functionality of MathType is not available in Word’s version.

Why use MathType and not the Insert, Symbol command in Word?
MathType has more symbols. Using the Insert, Symbol command in Word can cause the symbols to not convert correctly to PDF:

  1. The symbol(s) could turn into a “?” mark, or a “?” or a “?”
  2. The symbol ß, for example, could turn into a B
  3. The symbol(s) could disappear completely

How do I fix my MathType equations when Word crashes and the equations are converted to pictures and can no longer be edited?
When Word 2010, crashes, there is the option to select which file to recover. ALWAYS select the original version so as to preserve the equations in their original format.


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