# Thread: writing code in microsoft word

1. ## writing code in microsoft word

Is it possible to write the latex code in Microsoft word or get the symbols to be produced in word somehow? I know this is not the correct forum but I'm looking for a fast reply,Thanks

2. Originally Posted by william
Is it possible to write the latex code in Microsoft word or get the symbols to be produced in word somehow? I know this is not the correct forum but I'm looking for a fast reply,Thanks
If you have Microsoft word 2007, then it should have a really good equation function, similar to latex.

Simply type ALT and = at the same time, and you will enter equation mode. You can then write in symbols. It's mostly similar to latex, with slight differences. In fact, it's better and faster than latex most of the time.

If you have a version less modern than 2007, then click insert, then go to object. It should produce a list. On that list there should be something called "equation editor 3.0" or "microsoft equation 3.0". Something like that. If you enter this mode, it allows you to insert mathematical equations.

3. Not sure if this is what you mean but looks interesting. I haven't tried it yet tho:

LaTeX in Word | Get LaTeX in Word at SourceForge.net

4. Sorry for the double post, but thought I would let the OP know that mathtype supports writing Tex in a document. I just purchased version 6.5c about half an hour ago (only had mathtype lite before that) and it works very well.

MathType: Type Equations in TeX

Regards Elbarto