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May2008, 10:58 PM

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Hey I was wondering if anybody had any tools that are downloadable for writing math or physics equations on a regular word document? Mabey something like latex writing? I use wordperfect office x3 by the way.



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May2108, 12:28 AM

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Trial: http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/ (MathType)



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May2108, 12:29 AM

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For wordperfect I have no idea. But microsoft comes with one (office) and so does Open Office (FREE & downloadable).
I use openoffice myself, and when it gets beyone what it can handle I just export BMPs from mathematica. Otherwise look around, im sure someone has a latex plugin for WP. 


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May2108, 12:33 AM

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Math/Physics Equation writing tool
Why not simply use latex for all your document needs?



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May2108, 08:19 AM

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The software required is all free and easy to set up. In the past when I was working with someone who did not use LaTeX, I just told them to set it up, and helped them to do so if needed.



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May2108, 09:48 AM

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MathType is great.



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May2108, 11:07 AM

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I use This site which allows you to play around with latex, and when it’s output you can copy and paste the image into MSword or whatever you have.
Just another option. 


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May2108, 05:32 PM

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Perfect. Thanks alot :)



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May2108, 05:51 PM

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Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 comes with an Equation Editor. To use it, you need to add the eq. editor icon to the toolbar. Later standard versions should have it. There are addons available for earlier editions. Click Tools/Customize/Commands/Insert/Equation Editor



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May2908, 11:17 PM

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There is a tool called mathtype. A basic version of it, but sufficient for most uses is licensed as part of the Windows versions of MS Office and Corel's Office Suite. Microsoft switched to their own "inhouse" equation editor with version 2007, but Corel still uses Mathtype. Just go to the "insert" menu in WordPerfect and select "equation".
You can upgrade both office suites' equation editors, but the forum will not let me post the URL. 


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MathType is for M S Word. What if you use a M S Works wordprocessor or WordPad? Maybe any other Math typesetting program which will work well for them?



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May3008, 10:24 AM

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It is not a free program however. There are many free GNU alternatives; but like most GNU programs, they tend to lack either features, ease of use, or both. LaTeX is a powerful typesetting language for mathematics, and you can certainly find many LaTeX or MathML editors for free; however, they tend to be quite a bit more difficult to use. 


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