MathType compatibility with macOS 

New release update on MathType for Microsoft 365

All macOS versions will soon be compatible with MathType in Microsoft Word online, desktop and on iPad, available through the release of our MathType Add-In for Microsoft Word within Microsoft 365 suite, in early July. While this option doesn’t fully replace MathType 7 for macOS, we hope this tool helps you keep on including MathType in your workflow.


1. Will MathType 8 for macOS (macOS Catalina/BigSur) ever be a thing?

Not for the foreseeable future. While we are still considering options, we believe that a math editor embedded as an Add-In or an Add-On is the way to go for the future of our main MathType deployment.  

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

We expect the Add-In to be usable for desktop versions of Office (2016 and 2019) too and we will communicate about that in the following weeks.  

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

The Add-In comes free with your existing MathType subscription and you’ll be able to download it directly from Microsoft Word's embedded Add-In store.

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 within Microsoft 365 suite, 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 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.  

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

There is currently no way to edit equations created with MathType 7 (or older versions) using the Microsoft Word Add-In within Microsoft 365 suite.    

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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