I'm a programmer and writing application for local math community. It's web application and I'm using MathJax Plugin in it and LaTex format for mathematical equations. Most of the mathematicians are using MS Word (2007 or 2010) and have math papers and formulas in MS Word usually written in MathType.

Is there any easy and free offline tool to convert MathType and MS Word equations to LateX, so they can convert MathType formulas and input LaTeX formulas to my web application? I've found some tools and plugins for MS Word, but some of them have problems working on 64bit Windows, others are commercial. Thanks for help.

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    doesn't mathtype have latex export? I'm sure it has mathml export (which also works as input to mathjax). I assume you mean mathtype, from word 2007 onwords there's also the possibility of the equations being in words native math zones... – David Carlisle Mar 19 '15 at 9:43
  • Thank you @DavidCarlisle! You are right, MathType has its own conversion. I think it was a bug in my MathType installation. I reinstalled it and the ribbon menu appeared in the MS Word – candle Mar 27 '15 at 10:10
  • I don't understand your words: "Most of the mathematicians are using MS Word 2007 and 2010 and have math papers and formulas in MS Word". This is unimaginable for me. Most of the mathematicians around me are using TeX. – wipet Mar 27 '15 at 13:44
  • @wipet, LaTeX is not so well-known in place where I live. People usually use Microsoft Word for writing papers, and Equation tool in MS Word for writing/drawing equations. There are some who use MathType. – candle Mar 28 '15 at 6:02
  • I mentioned TeX (in general) no specially LaTeX in my comment. Unfortunately, TeX and LaTeX are not distinguish by most people :(. – wipet Mar 28 '15 at 7:17

MathType can make a conversion to LaTeX(and many other formats) right out of the box. It adds its own ribbon menu in Word 2010. You can find conversion menu there. MathType Ribbon

MathType Conversion Tool

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    Are there any alternatives? What if I have *.doc or *.docx files and I use Linux? – zygimantus Jan 5 '16 at 21:21
  • This is definitely the most elegant solution, I used this tip and successfully convert all formula in my docx into mediawiki format and then i used pandoc to convert the whole file into mediawiki page(with html unescape tools). – pimgeek Sep 20 '16 at 17:43
  • In this dialog box, first checkbox is for mathtype or equation editor equations. When I try to convert equation editor equations it doesn't convert. Only mathtype equations is getting converted. It doesn't capture equation editor equations – Learning Jan 10 '17 at 8:53

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