I understand that in Word, there is a simple way to toggle MathType objects so that they can be displayed and edited as LaTeX. Is there a way to do this within MathType itself (e.g. for workflows that use other word processors, such as Pages)?

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  • This is not about (La)TeX, it is about Word/MathType. Very likely to be closed as off-topic. – Joseph Wright Jan 20 '12 at 18:22
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    I know that if you have the most recent MathType you can input Latex code and get the output image. Go to Preferences>Workspace Preferences and select "Allow Tex language entry from keyboard." – azetina Jan 20 '12 at 19:30
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    On the Mathtype main menu just click on "Toggle Tex" to go from image to tex and once more to regenerate the image. – azetina Jan 20 '12 at 19:42
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    IMO, this question is not completely off-topic here and should not be closed. Seems to me like a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to MS Word being mentioned. – Tomek Jan 21 '12 at 0:14
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    @Mark S. Everitt: the question is about using MathType as a LaTeX equation editor (from the user input point of view). In my mind that makes it relevant enough for this site and I don't see anything specific in the faq to the contrary, in particular, why emulating the output of LaTeX or not would have any bearing on the issue. – Tomek Jan 21 '12 at 16:26

I don't think you can toggle in MathType between rendered output and the corresponding LaTeX code (MathType uses internally its own format rather than LaTeX to store the equation data), but you can choose LaTeX as a copy/paste format somewhere in the preferences.


Ensure you have the latest version and on the Mathtype Tab (see image below) click on "Toggle Tex" to change from image to tex and tex to image. Ensure you have the image selected and vice-versa.

Toggle Tex location

  • I don't have Word. – orome Jan 20 '12 at 20:23

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