MathType provides close integration with Microsoft Word, letting you insert equations by clicking a button on the toolbar. You can also perform other tasks such as numbering equations, formatting all the equations in your document, and much more.

Word is a word processor that's part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Word supports a widespread standard for linking and embedding objects called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding). Since MathType equations are natively OLE objects, this means that MathType and Word work well together.

With MathType and Word, you can:

  • Add an equation to Word: With Word, you can use MathType toolbar, menu, or Ribbon tab commands to insert an equation at the insertion point or in a separate paragraph. Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste equations and expressions from MathType directly into Word.
  • Edit an equation in Word: Since OLE remembers that MathType was used to create the equation, double-clicking it opens the equation in MathType for editing. After you have finished your changes, closing the window will update the equation in Word.
  • Insert handwritten math into Word: If you're using Windows 7, easily insert handwritten math with the Windows Math Input Panel and a tablet PC, a digitizing tablet, or a mouse.
  • Number and reference equations: Numbers and references automatically update if you add a new equation.
  • Change the font and size of all equations in a document: Change the font and size of all equations in a document -- very convenient when you need the equations to match the style of the rest of the document.
  • Create good-looking, accessible math web pages: MathType's Publish to MathPage command makes it very easy to publish technical documents to the web.
  • Type LaTeX directly into Word and convert to a MathType equation with a click.
  • Browse all equations and equation numbers in a document: If you need to check your work, use MathType's browse feature in Microsoft Word to visit all the equations.
  • Export all equations in a document to TeX/LaTeX, MathML, EPS, GIF, or WMF: If you need to use equation images from Word in another application or web page, convert them all to images with a single command.