# Is Math compatible with the equation editor of Microsoft Word?

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**Is Math compatible with the equation editor of Microsoft Word?**

*Math* provides import and export filters for MathType
from Design science. (The equation editor of Microsoft Word is a limited version of MathType.)

When exporting from *Writer* to Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org converts embedded *Math* formulas to MathType. When importing from Microsoft Word to *Writer*, OpenOffice.org does the reverse conversion. As with any file type conversion you should of course be aware that *Math* and MathType have different capabilities and this will affect the results.

If you prefer to keep the formulas in the original format, you can change this behavior in the configuration:

- Select
**Tools-Options**. - Select
**Load/Save-Microsoft Office**. - Remove the check marks from
**MathType to OpenOffice.org Math**and**OpenOffice.org Math to MathType**.