# MathType Support Notices

In this section, we've included a variety of Support Notices (TechNotes) covering the most common issues MathType 7 customers encounter. TechNotes contains information about specific problems and their solutions, as well as general hints and tips.

This page is mostly organized by how you're using MathType but we've also listed a few critical issues first. These issues may prevent you from using MathType or editing MathType equations until resolved.

## Critical issues

Equations become pictures — Equations have become "pictures" after an Autorecovery in Microsoft Word

Translation Error, followed by crash — When pasting into Word (Mac), "Translation Error: No translation available…"

Waiting for an OLE action — "Word is waiting for an OLE action to finish."

## MathType itself

**Font not available**— Warning message appears when system does not contain a particular font**Full screen**— MathType appears in full-screen mode and will not resize**GIF properties**— GIFs do not retain their DPI propertiesSome

**keys suddenly fail to work**— Backspace, Delete, Enter, are not working anymore**MathType window won't appear when icon clicked**— MathType icon is visible in taskbar, but the window won't appear when clicked.**Missing symbols**— Many symbols do not appear in MathType, but appear in the document**MT Extra**— "MathType Requires a Newer Version of MT Extra" Warning Message**Spacing**— Strange equation spacing**TeX and MathML errors**— Some (La)TeX and MathML fails to translate**Toolbar disconnected**— MathType toolbar has become disconnected from the main window

## Microsoft Office

## • Adding equations to Word

**Extra space**— An extra space is inserted after inline MathType equations**Office Clipboard**— Equations are pasted as pictures from the Office Clipboard**Pastes at the wrong place**— Equation pastes at the beginning of the paragraph, rather than at the insertion point**SECURITY WARNING: Macros disabled**— Digital signature has expired

## • Appearance of equations

**{ EMBED.Equation }**— Equations Are Displayed as { EMBED.Equation } in Microsoft Word**Empty/gray boxes**— Equations Are Displayed as Empty or Shaded Boxes in Microsoft Word**Equation alignment**— Inline equations appear raised above the baseline in Microsoft Word**Equations become pictures**— Equations have become "pictures" after an Autorecovery in Microsoft Word**Equations cut off**— Top and bottom of equations are cut off in Word**Equations not visible**— Equations are not visible in Draft and Outline View (Mac)**Resized**— Equations are randomly re-sized in Word**Symbols missing**in equations converted from Word's equation editor to MathType**Symbols missing**in Word and PowerPoint on iPad**Wrong equation**— A different equation opens in MathType than the one double-clicked in Word

## • Equation numbering

**Numbers change**— Equation chapter/section numbers suddenly change**Out of position, pasting equation**— Display equation and equation number out of position after copy and paste**Out of position, reformat document**— Display equations and equation numbers are out of position after reconfiguring document**Red type**— Equation chapter & section breaks are visible in red type

## • Error messages

**Equation preferences**— "Problem sending your equation preferences…"**File not found: MathPage.WLL**— when launching Word or doing copy & paste in Word.**MathType Commands error**— "An error occurred starting MathType's Commands for Word. Please re-install MathType."**OMML to MathML error**— "omml2mml.xsl not found or out of date"**Preferences problem**— "MathType Preferences Problem" when inserting equations into Microsoft Word**Run-time error '53'**— when launching Word or doing copy & paste in Word.**SECURITY WARNING: Macros disabled**— Digital signature has expired**Server application missing**— "Server application, source file, or item can’t be found" error (Windows only)**Times font not available**— "MathType warning: The Text style uses the 'Times' (Plain) font, which is not available"**Translation Error**, followed by crash — When pasting into Word (Mac), "Translation Error: No translation available…"**Waiting for an OLE action**— "Word is waiting for an OLE action to finish."

## • MathPage

**Images missing**— Images don't appear in web pages published to MathPage**TeX or MathML errors**— Some equation attributes fail to translate into (La)TeX or MathML

**Parts of some equations are missing**-- After using "Save as PDF" in Word to create the PDF, parts of some equations are missing in the PDF

## • Tablets & other portable devices

**Symbols missing**in Word and PowerPoint on iPad

## • Toggle TeX

**Equations change position**— When using Toggle TeX, sometimes inline equations become display equations**TeX errors**— Some (La)TeX and MathML fails to translate

## Apple software

**Error message**— "MathType warning: The Text style uses the 'Times' (Plain) font, which is not available"**Fuzzy equations, Keynote**— Equations in Keynote are fuzzy when viewed in iCloud**Fuzzy equations, Pages**— Equations in Pages are fuzzy when viewed in iCloud**macOS Mojave: Nothing happens**— Nothing happens when trying to insert/edit equations in Pages (or Keynote or Numbers)

## Other products

**Acrobat, creating PDFs**— Using MathType with Adobe Acrobat to Create PDF Files**GIF properties**— GIFs do not retain their DPI properties**InDesign, garbled characters**— CJK, Cyrillic, and special characters garbled or missing in InDesign**Printing, characters omitted**— Equations Are Printed with Characters Omitted, Clipped, or Substituted**Visio, scrambled equations**— Equations are scrambled in Microsoft Visio**WordPerfect with MathType 7**— Using MathType With Corel WordPerfect

## Collaboration

**Publication: Missing symbols**— Equations in documents submitted for publication have missing or substituted symbols**Windows/Mac collaboration**— Transferring documents between Windows and macOS