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    Design Science's MathType add-in to Excel 2010

    Hi,
    I am using Microsoft Office 2010, with Word 2010, Excel 2010, and Power Point 2010. Design Science's MathType took as an add-in for Word 2010 and Powerpoint 2010, but it did not take for Excel 2010. How can I make MathType an add-in for Excel 2010?

    Thank you for any help you can give me.

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    I contacted Design Science and they said that at present they cannot get MathType to work adequately with Excel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon1130 View Post
    I contacted Design Science and they said that at present they cannot get MathType to work adequately with Excel.
    Yes, thanks for contacting us. Since others may have the same question, and may wonder what the answer is, I'll include it here: "Sadly, you will not see any tab or Ribbon for MathType in Excel. You can still use MathType with Excel from the Insert > Object command. But. The equation object will not occupy a cell. Rather, it will be a floating object that can be dragged around at will. Right now this is the best we can do."

    To add to that, even if you do insert it as a floating object, it can't be used for computation in Excel. Even with those limitations though, I've talked with teachers who use Excel for their math exams. I don't think I'd do that, but they said they could move questions around (in order to make multiple versions) easier in Excel than in Word.

    Bob Mathews
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    Last edited by afwings; 2012-07-23 at 12:05. Reason: added signature
    Bob Mathews
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