# MathType add-in for Office

The MathType add-in for Microsoft Office is available for iPad, Mac, and Windows. Click below from any of these platforms to activate the add-in, then read further instructions below.

## Word for iPad

MathType is available for Word for iPad. Creating and editing an equation is similar to the computer version. Just tap the MathType or ChemType icons in the app sidebar and start writing. Follow the instructions below as a guide.

### Installing MathType for Word on the iPad

After installing Word for iPad, follow this process to install the MathType/ChemType add-in:

- In Word, go to the
**Insert**tab. - Tap .
- Tap
**Office Add-ins**and scroll to MathType, then tap**Add**.

### Adding equations to Word for iPad

**Note:**If you insert equations into Word for iPad as described here, you may edit these equations in Word for Mac/Windows. You may do so either with Word's built-in equation editor, or with our MathType add-in for the Mac/Windows versions of Word.

- In the Insert tab, tap Add-ins and choose MathType from the list of installed Add-ins.
- In the MathType add-in pane, tap either
**Open MathType**or**Open ChemType**. For the remainder of these steps, we'll assume you've opened MathType, but if you're using ChemType, the steps are the same. - When the MathType editor opens, create the equation and tap
**Insert**to insert into the document. For additional instruction on using the MathType editor, a good place to start is with the Introductory Tutorials.

### Editing equations in Word for iPad

**Note:**These steps also allow you to use MathType to edit "OMML" equations that were created with Word's equation editor. This is important, since Microsoft doesn't provide a way to edit OMML equations on the iPad.

- Tap the equation you'd like to edit:
- Tap
**Open MathType**in the MathType add-in pane. If the MathType add-in pane isn't open, from the Insert tab, tap Add-ins and choose MathType from the list of installed Add-ins. - The equation will open in MathType. Make the changes to the equation, and tap
**Insert**to insert the changed equation back into the document. If you change your mind, tap**Cancel**.

**Note:**If you edit an equation, then change your mind after you insert it, just tap the

**Undo**button at the top:

## Word for Mac/Windows

MathType is available for computer versions of Office, currently working only for Word. Note this is

**not the same**as MathType Desktop for Mac and Windows. MathType Desktop works in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as described elsewhere in the documentation.The process described on this page is for MathType add-in that's available through Word's Add-ins dialog. Creating and editing an equation is straightforward. Just click the MathType or ChemType icons in the toolbar and start writing. Follow the instructions below as a guide.

The following screenshots have been taken in macOS. Please note that the appearance in Windows may vary.

### Installing the MathType Add-in for Word

- From the
**Insert**tab in Word, depending on your system configuration either click or tap**Add-ins**then click or tap**Store**,click or tap*or***Get Add-ins**to browse add-ins. - The easiest way to find the MathType add-in is by typing
*mathtype*(it's not case-sensitive) in the search window and pressing Enter/Return. - If you click or tap the description, you'll be able to read more information about the add-in. If you click or tap
**Add**, you'll install the add-in into Word. - It will be easy to verify the add-in has been installed. Look at the right side of the Insert tab for the
**Math**and**Chemistry**buttons:

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### Adding equations using the MathType Add-in for Word

**Note:**If you insert equations into Word as described here, you may edit these equations in Word for iPad if you've also installed our MathType add-in for iPad.

- In the Insert tab, click or tap either
**Math**(for MathType) or**Chemistry**(for ChemType). For the remainder of these steps, we'll assume you've opened MathType, but if you're using ChemType, the steps are the same. - When the MathType editor opens, create the equation and click or tap
**Insert**to insert an equation into the document. For additional instruction on using the MathType editor, a good place to start is with the Introductory Tutorials. - If you'd rather use handwriting for creating equations than point & click, see item #3 in the next section.

### Editing equations using the MathType Add-in for Word

- Select the equation you want to edit. The easiest way to select the equation is to click once inside the equation, then click the "handle" to its upper left:
- Click the
**Math**button on the Insert tab, and the equation will open in the MathType add-in. - If you're using a touchscreen and you'd rather write the equation or corrections by hand, tap the hand icon to the right of the MathType add-in, and the equation will open in the handwriting interface. To delete something, scribble through it until it turns red. Tap the trash can to delete the whole equation and start over.
- When you're finished, tap
**Insert**to insert the edited equation. Note the default editing mode is point & click, so even if you use handwriting to create or edit an equation, the next time you open the MathType add-in, it will open to the point & click interface, not handwriting.