MathType compatibility with macOS 

New release update on MathType Add-In for Microsoft 365

All macOS versions are now compatible with MathType in Microsoft Word online, desktop and on iPad, available through the release of our MathType Add-In for Microsoft 365. While this option doesn’t fully replace MathType 7 for macOS, we hope this tool helps you keep on including MathType in your workflow. Install it now and try it for free on the Microsoft app store


1. What solution do you currently have for macOS?

The best replacement solution is the online math editor embedded as an Add-in in Microsoft Word and as an Add-on in Google Workspace. We are aware that these editors don't have all the advanced features that MathType 7 has. That is why we are working on a more advanced editor that will be integrated as an Add-in in MS365 and Google Workspace. That means there will not be a Mac desktop version replacing MathType 7. The reason we are not working on a new desktop version of MathType is that Microsoft is not supporting the technology used to integrate MathType 7 with Word, and it is focusing on developing his add-in.

3.  Do I have to pay an extra-subscription for the Add-In or Add-on?

Both the Add-In and Add-on are included on the MathType subscription and you’ll be able to download them directly from the Microsoft Appsource store or from the Google Marketplace, Add-In store.  

2. Is the Add-In available only for Microsoft Word?

The current addin is available for :

  • - Word on iPad
  • - Word on Mac (Microsoft 365 and Office 2021)
  • - Word on Windows (Microsoft 365 and Office 2021)
  • - Word on the web

4. Will the Add-In work only in Word or in other Office applications too?

For the moment, the Add-In will only be available for Microsoft Word application, although our immediate roadmap contemplates the implementation of MathType Add-In in Powerpoint too.  

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

Given the differences in Google and Microsoft online office suites, it is not possible right now to edit equations created with Microsoft Word's Add-In within Google Workspace’s Add-On (and vice versa). However, it’s a feature that our team is working on right now and that we plan to include in the future.

6. 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. 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.  

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

Yes, you can. You will need to convert first your MathType 7 equations into editable equations using the bulk conversion command. Please notice that once converted, these equations won’t be editable with MathType 7 again. Read more about the conversion in our documentation.

Important notice for MathType 7 on Mac

MathType 7 is compatible with macOS versions up to Mojave 10.14. It is not compatible with 64-bit versions such as macOS Catalina or Big Sur.

Please also note that this incompatibility does not affect MathType for Google Docs and Slides, or MathType for Windows.

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