I have a Word document with a lot of formulas that I want to translate to LaTeX (actually it was a Powerpoint document but I extracted all the text to Word).

The most annoying task is to convert all the formulas to LaTeX style. Is there an easy way since MathType is something else than the built in formula editor. I could also copy-paste directly but for each math environment you have to set the $-symbols and edit more complex formulas such as fractions etc. Is there a simpler way?

  • Would this help? grindeq.com/index.php?p=word2latex – Václav Pavlík Sep 22 '16 at 11:41
  • Is there nothing for free or a more "standardized" procedure/software? – strpeter Sep 22 '16 at 15:49
  • I have used [word2tex](chikrii.com ) in the past and it worked nicely. Looking at the website, it appears that it has not been updated in a while so YMMV – Aditya Sep 22 '16 at 17:33
  • Use the Toggle TeX option. – user156344 Nov 30 '18 at 18:41
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    For free and good = manual. Trust me, it's one of my daily jobs and I invested some time into looking for options. Especially if the document is sort of messed up (which it probably is after conversion of whatever powerpoint stuff into word), tools will be failing miserably. But you might be more lucky than I ever was... – yo' Jan 9 at 17:46

If you want to convert only the equations to LaTeX form, there is already one button for you to do it: That is the "Toogle TeX" button in the MathType tab:

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This is an example:

Firstly I have this:

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Choose the part you want to change, then click the button. (In my example, I choose the whole document):

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This is a result after a while:

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That's it! Though I am using Office 2019, this button still appears in lower versions of Office (at least to my old Office 2003).

Note: Actually for almost a year I haven't used Word and MathType (I use LaTeX instead). So I haven't updated MathType for long. I have MathType 6 and I think the current version of MathType is probably MathType 7 (I'm not sure). Hope that the button still stands there in MathType 7.

  • I was looking "for free or a more "standardized" procedure/software" as I wrote above. – strpeter Dec 10 '18 at 18:05

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