I need a lot of help here, and am not sure if this is the correct place for my question - but here goes.
I am about to start (assuming I can get over this issue with software) working for a company that authors solutions and solution guides for math textbooks.
However, they do not use LaTeX, but rather MathType. I am running Lubuntu 12.04, and cannot afford to buy any software at the present. This company wants me to type up math in MathType (or TeX, then convert to MathType format), and insert the math equations and what not into a MS Word document (I believe MS Word 1997-2003 format). My contact sent me a free version of MS Office 2010 Starter software, but I have yet to be able to get it to install at all.
Additionally, I would like to not have to rely on wine and ANY windows software if at all possible. I am already having to use a trial version of MathType under Wine, but I cannot find anyway to add the MathType equations into say LibreOffice, or Abiword without destroying their format - and (this is important!) this company wants the end result to be still editable using MathType. Please any help would be appreciated as I have already spent two days researching and have found nothing yet.