# MathType Add-in for Microsoft 365

The process described on this page is for MathType add-in that's available through Word and PowerPoint's Add-ins dialog. Creating an equation is straightforward. Just click the MathType icon in the toolbar, select MathType or ChemType on the task pane at the right, and start writing. Follow the instructions below as a guide.

## The current add-in is available for:

Word on Windows (Microsoft 365)

Word on macOS (Microsoft 365)

Word on the web

Word on iPad

Word 2019 or later on Mac (Mojave to Monterey)

Word 2021 on Windows (Windows 10,11)

PowerPoint on Windows (Microsoft 365)

PowerPoint on macOS (Microsoft 365)

PowerPoint on the web

PowerPoint on iPad

PowerPoint 2019 or later on Mac (Mojave to Monterey)

PowerPoint 2021 on Windows (Windows 10,11)

The process described on this page is for MathType add-in that's available through Word and PowerPoint's Add-ins dialog. Creating an equation is straightforward. Just click the MathType icon in the toolbar, select MathType or ChemType on the task pane at the right, and start writing. Follow the instructions below as a guide.

The following screenshots were taken mostly on Windows; an appearance on Mac will be similar but may vary.

## Installing the MathType Add-in in Microsoft 365

### Caution

Note that by installing the add-in, you will be able to use both MathType and ChemType, so you don't need to install them separately.

From the

**Insert**tab, 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.It will be easy to verify the add-in has been installed. Look at the right side of the Home tab in the ribbon for the

**MathType**button:

## License MathType Add-in in Microsoft 365

You need a subscription to use MathType. If you are an individual user or an educational institution, you can buy a MathType subscription in the WIRIS store. If you are looking for a corporate subscription, please contact us. Please refer to the MathType FAQ if you have any further questions.

### 30 days free trial period

The first time you install the MathType add-in, we offer a 30-day free trial to test all the features. When this period expires, you will need to buy a subscription to continue using MathType .

### Note

Note that the MathType subscription is mutual for the add-in in Microsoft 365 and the add-on in Google Workspace. The trial period is for both deployments and, therefore, when started in one of them, the countdown will be the same for the other.

## Sign in

### Warning

If you are using **Safari** to sign in to MathType in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint Online, you will not be able to log in successfully unless you relax Safari's privacy configuration. To do that, go to Settings in your Safari window, then to the Privacy section, and uncheck the "Prevent cross-site tracking" option.

The first time you open the MathType add-in (and sometimes subsequent to that), you must sign in on it. You may do this using either

the same Microsoft account you are already using in Word and PowerPoint, or

a different Microsoft account.

## Ways to activate Mathtype Add-in for Microsoft 365

### Sign in with an account used in the subscription purchase process

After installing the add-in the easiest way to start using it is to sign in with the same e-mail account you used in the purchase process. By doing so, you will automatically be able to use MathType in your Word and PowerPoint documents.

### Sign in with an email belonging to a community subscription

You can also activate MathType if your email belongs to a community subscription. This is the case for most educational institutions and corporations that have a community subscription. If you're in this situation but you can't use MathType contact the administrator/IT department of your institution.

### Sign in with an email not associated with a MathType subscription

If you want to use MathType in Word and PowerPoint with a different e-mail account than the one used in the purchase process, you should have a product key provided to you in the purchase process or by your institution. Follow the instructions in the message that appears when you open the add-in.

You can find the product key in My WIRIS store or in the email that we sent at the moment of the license purchase.

## Word

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

In the Home tab, click the

**MathType**icon. A task pane appears on the right side. Click**Insert math**or**Insert chemistry**and an editor will load.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.At the bottom of the editor window, you can set the default font and size for the new equations.

### Write an equation: Handwritten interface

If you prefer, you may enter handwritten equations into MathType for Google We'll give a brief description here; see our separate page on Handwritten input for full details.

To switch from "Classic" input to handwritten input, click at the right side of the MathType window.

Write the equation by hand, stylus, or any device you're comfortable with.

As you write, MathType will continually update the equation preview in the lower right corner.

To make a correction, scribble through the part you want to correct. When it turns red, quit scribbling and MathType will clear that section.

You can switch to Classic input at any time and continue editing by keyboard and clicking items in MathType interface. Switch back to Handwritten input if you want.

When you're ready to insert the equation, click or tap

**Insert**regardless of which input mode you're in.

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

Select the equation you want to edit.

Click the

**Edit math**button on the task pane on the right, and the equation will open in the MathType add-in.

### Get the MathML

After entering an equation you can obtain the corresponding MathML by opening the alternative text panel, right clicking on the image and selecting the corresponding option. You should note that altering the MathML in the alt text pane is not a way to edit the formula.

## PowerPoint

### Tip

MathType support PowerPoint online, on Desktop and iPad. If you want to use it as a standalone app, go to MathType's support for Microsoft PowerPoint.

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

In the Home tab, click the

**MathType**icon. A task pane appears on the right side. Click**Insert math**or**Insert chemistry**and an editor will load.When the MathType editor opens, create the equation and click or tap

**Insert math**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.At the bottom of the editor window, you can set the default font and size for the new equations.

### Write an equation: Handwritten interface

If you prefer, you may enter handwritten equations into MathType for Google We'll give a brief description here; see our separate page on Handwritten input for full details.

To switch from "Classic" input to handwritten input, click on the right side of the MathType window.

Write the equation by hand, stylus, or any device you're comfortable with.

As you write, MathType will continually update the equation preview in the lower right corner.

To make a correction, scribble through the part you want to correct. When it turns red, quit scribbling and MathType will clear that section.

You can switch to Classic input at any time and continue editing by keyboard and clicking items in MathType interface. Switch back to Handwritten input if you want.

When you're ready to insert the equation, click or tap

**Insert**regardless of which input mode you're in.

*My Equations* feature

The *My Equations* tab is a formulae history that stores all your previous written equations, allowing you to edit and add them back to the presentation. Every time you create an equation, it will be included in the list. Also, once you edit and insert it again, the new equation will be added to the history.

### Note

**Note** that repeated equations without styling changes -- with the same exact MathML -- will not be added to the list.

The equations are sorted by descendant created date and grouped in two sections:

The

section contains only the equations in the current slide.*This slide*And the

section, which contains the last written equations.*Last created*Note the equations are not repeated in the different sections. If you create the last equation in the slide, it will appear in the "This slide" section, not in the "Last created" section.

### Note

**Note** the space in the list is limited, and tall equations may look tiny. However, they will be appropriately displayed in the editor and the slide.

#### Editing equations from *My Equations*

First, open the "My Equations" list by clicking on it.

Select a given equation from the list; it will be displayed in the editing area, ready to be modified.

Once you have modified the equation, click insert, and it will be added to the slide again.

### Caution

Notice that, due to PowerPoint's API limitations, once you have applied the changes to the equation, it will not be replaced but added to the slide again.

#### Removing a formula from *My equations*

You can remove any displayed equation from the “My equations” list. To do that just hover any equation on the list and a paper bin icon will appear. Click on it and the equation will be removed from the history. Note this will not delete the equation from the slide.

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

Due to PowerPoint's API limitations, editing equations directly selecting the formula's image, as in Word, is not possible. However, you can select your previous written equation in the “My equations” drop-down list where created equations are stored and available.

## Microsoft Office 365 Online

MathType is available for Word and PowerPoint Online. Creating and editing an equation is straightforward. Just click the MathType icons in the Add-in drop-down and open the editor by clicking the button on the task pane.

### Previous session equations in *My Equations* in PowerPoint

A Microsoft Office 365 Online limitation prevents MathType's Add-in from listing previous session equations in the *My Equations* feature. This means that you will be unable to recover the last session's formulae for editing. Once the PowerPoint project is closed, your equations will be considered images and you will not be able to edit the content in *My Equations* the next time you open it.

### Install the add-in

Find the MathType add-in by clicking Office Add-ins on the Insert tab, and follow the prompts to install. Once installed, you'll see the MathType button in the Insert tab on the right side of the ribbon.

Using MathType in Word and PowerPoint Online is very easy. If you want the details, follow the explanation in this section.

## Word and PowerPoint on iPad

MathType is available for Word and PowerPoint for iPad. Creating and editing an equation is similar to the computer version. Just tap the MathType icon from the add-ins drop-down menu, select MathType or ChemType in the task pane and start writing. Follow the instructions below as a guide.

### System requirements

Word and PowerPoint require iOS 12 or later, but there are no additional requirements for being able to install the MathType add-in. If you can install and run Word or PowerPoint, you can install and run the add-in.

### Installing MathType for Word or PowerPoint on the iPad

Activate Office for iPad Add-in

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

In both Word and PowerPoint, go to the

**Insert**tab.Tap .

Tap

**Office Add-ins**and scroll to MathType, then tap**Add**.

### Adding equations

In the Insert tab, tap Add-ins and choose MathType from the list of installed Add-ins.

When clicking MathType in the ‘Home’ ribbon, the add-in task pane will open. The task pane contains ‘Open MathType’ and ‘Open ChemType’. When clicking any of these buttons, MathType or ChemType will open.

### Note

**Note:**When MathType opens, it will open to the handwriting interface by default. If you'd rather use the point & click graphical interface, tap the keyboard icon in MathType lower left. To switch to handwriting, tap the "finger squiggle" icon on the right side of the graphical interface. You can switch back and forth as often as you need to.When the MathType editor opens, create the equation and tap

**Insert**to insert it 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

**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.

Select the equation you'd like to edit:

Tap

**Open MathType**in the MathType task pane at the right side. If the MathType task pane isn't open, from the Insert tab, tap Add-ins and choose MathType 7 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

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

### Editing equations in PowerPoint for iPad

Due to PowerPoint's API limitations, editing equations directly selecting the formula's image, as in the Word app, is not possible. However, you can select your previous written equation in the “My equations” drop-down list where created equations are stored and available.

## FAQ

### Are the equations created with MathType Add-In compatible with MathType for Google Workspace?

If you use Microsoft Word 365 and Google Docs, MathType supports full and bidirectional compatibility for their equations. See here the steps to convert documents and equations from one context to another.

### Can I edit my equations created with Microsoft Word default equation editor

This option is available for now on the desktop version of Microsoft Word within Microsoft 365 suite. In order to do so, you need to select the whole equation and then open our Add-In. This feature is planned to be released in the future for Microsoft Word 365 online but it still requires development steps both from Microsoft and us.

### Can I edit my equations created with MathType 7 or older versions?

Yes, you can. If you are working on a Word document in Microsoft 365 and you want to edit a formula created with MathType 7, now is possible using MathType add-in for Microsoft 365. Visit this page for more information.

### Can I get the MathML of my equations on PowerPoint?

The equations written with the Add-in in PowerPoint don't have access to the alt-text of the images due to PowerPoint's technical limitations, so the MathML cannot be extracted.

### Are the equations created in PowerPoint accessible?

Add-In equations in PowerPoint are not accessible due to PowerPoint's technical limitations. The equations written with the Add-in in PowerPoint don't have alt-text, so screen readers can't read them.