Using MathType 3.x with WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows
The information in this document applies to:
MathType 3.x (Win) 
WordPerfect 6.1 
Within the MathType manual is a section dedicated to the use of MathType with
WordPerfect for Windows. This WordPerfect section is from page 537 to page
547. The information in this Technical Notice is for WordPerfect for Windows
6.1 (WordPerfect) and supersedes information in the manual.
Preparing WordPerfect for MathType equations
WordPerfect's graphic format must be set to accept MathType equations. To prepare
WordPerfect:
 Select “Preferences...” from WordPerfect's Edit menu. Then select the
“Convert” option.
 Make sure that the “Retain Metafile (.WMF) Format” radio button is
checked.
This will also increase the speed at which WordPerfect works with OLE objects.
If “Convert to WordPerfect (.WPG) Format” is checked, equations will not
display or print properly from within WordPerfect.
Inserting Equations via OLE
To insert equations into a WordPerfect document via OLE, use the following
procedure:
 Select Object from WordPerfect's Insert menu.
 Select “MathType Equation” from the Insert Object dialog box. MathType
will now run.
 Edit your equation in MathType. When you are finished editing, either
doubleclick in the close box or select “Close and Return” from
MathType’s File menu.
 Select “Yes” when MathType asks you if you want to update changes.
The equation you created in MathType is now automatically inserted into your
document.
Placing Equations InLine with Text
WordPerfect's default setting anchors equations to the page and does not allow
them to be placed inline with text. However, the OLE box can be edited to allow
equations to be placed inline:
 Select Custom Box from WordPerfect's Graphics menu.
 Select Styles.
 From the Box Styles dialog, select "OLE 2.0 Box” and click Edit.
 From the Edit Box Style dialog, click Position.
 Choose “Treat Box as Character (Character Anchor)”.
 For Position Box, choose “Content Baseline”.
Note: WordPerfect 6.1 does not properly place MathType equations at the Content
Baseline. In practice, this setting yields the same results as positioning
at the Bottom.
WordPerfect does not allow MathType equations to be placed automatically at their
baseline. See Baselining equations to do this
manually. Also, WordPerfect will not always place equations at the insertion point.
However, equations can be dragged to the desired location after they are
inserted.
Baselining Equations
The following instructions will place an inline equation at the baseline:
 Doubleclick on the equation to bring it back into MathType.
 Select Copy from the Edit menu of MathType.
 Write down the baseline
number (B=) from MathType’s status bar.
 Close the MathType window to
return to WordPerfect.
 Place the insertion point immediately before the equation.
 Select Typesetting from the Format menu
 Select Advanced.
 In the Vertical Position section, click Down From
Insertion Point.
 Next to Vertical Distance, enter baseline number, followed by “p” (for points, e.g. if B=13,
enter 13p).
 Click just to the right of the equation and repeat steps 4 and 5, selecting the
Up From Insertion Point button instead.
The equation should now be properly baselined.
Editing OLE equations
If you edit a MathType OLE equation and change its height or width you will
need to manually resize the equation, as WordPerfect will not resize the equation in
the WordPerfect document. To get the new equation size:
 After editing an equation and before returning to WordPerfect, choose
File/Update from MathType.
 Write down the height and width dimensions from MathType’s status bar.
 Close the MathType window.
 Follow the steps in the “Resizing Equations” section.
Importing MathType equation files to WordPerfect
WordPerfect accepts equations using all of the file formats except the EPS with WMF
format. This format causes an error within WordPerfect which requires the user
to restart Windows. With the other formats, the equations do not import at the
correct size and therefore must be resized.
To import MathType equation files into WordPerfect:
 From within MathType, highlight the equation and select “Copy” from
the Edit menu.
 Write down the height and width dimensions from MathType’s status bar.
 Select “Save” from the File menu. Save the equation in any format
except EPS w/ WMF.
 From within WordPerfect, select “Image” from the Graphics menu.
 Select the file you just saved.
 Follow the steps in the “Resizing Equations” section
Resizing MathType equations in WordPerfect
To resize MathType equations from within WordPerfect:
 Select the equation within WordPerfect.
 Click once on the right mouse button and choose “Size...”
 From the “Box Size” dialog box, type in the equation’s height and
width dimensions (that you wrote down from MathType’s status bar).
 Click “OK.”
This will resize the equation to the correct size.
Transferring equations to WordPerfect in WordPerfect equation format
The following procedure will transfer MathType equations to WordPerfect in
WordPerfect’s equation format:
 From within MathType, select “Clipboard Format...” from the
Preferences menu.
 Click on the “WordPerfect (DOS and Windows)” radio button.
 Highlight the equation and select “Copy” from the Edit menu.
 Select “Paste” from WordPerfect's Edit menu.
 Rightclick on the equation and select "Size"; set the Width to
"Size to content".
 Rightclick on the equation again and select "Position"; set Box
placement to "Character anchor" and Position box to "Content
baseline".
 Drag the equation to the position inline where you want it to reside.
Note: Once a MathType equation is converted into WordPerfect’s equation
format, the equation cannot be edited by MathType. Additionally, MathType
equation objects print out at a higher quality than equations in WordPerfect’s
equation format.
