Office Word 2010 MathType Fix: Replace Equation Editor


MathType is quite a popular add-in for MS Office suit and is used by thousands of corporate users. It is a powerful equation editor that adds mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents.

The problem is that the current version of the add-in is not compatible with Office 2010 Beta, there is however a small fix.

To integrate MathType in Word 2010, you need to copy the following two files:

<Mathtype Installation Path>\MathPage\MathPage.wll

<Mathtype Installation Path>\MathPage\MathType Commands 6 For Word.dotm

and paste them in the following directory:

<Office Installation Path>\Office14\STARTUP\

Now restart Word 2010 and you will find the MathType tab which will replace the default Equation Editor.

WordMath Office Word 2010


[screenshot and source via Minglian Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 Quick Fix]

  • Sipper

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • dianous

    how good u r to help me

  • Pham

    Very good! Thanks! ^^

  • Eugenia

    Thank you so much, I was already in withdrawal! ^_^

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  • Michel

    That does not work on my PC !!

  • Tom Glasser

    Worked on 3 computers here but not on my machine! Keep getting the error:
    The macro cannot be found or has been disabled because of you security settings.

  • Peyman

    Thanks. very much.
    Peyman from iran.

  • gianfranco

    Thanks! It worked flawlessly, except for the fact that here the second file was in \OfficeSupport\ πŸ™‚

  • saeed

    Very good!!!

  • erotic

    Really I was looking for a solution to this problem. Thanks 100 tons!

  • Ben

    I get
    ‘VBE6EXT.OLB’ could not be loaded.

    Any ideas?

  • Mithu

    Thanks. complete solution.
    But I found the second file inside ‘Office Support’ folder instead of math page folder.
    \Office Support\MathType Commands 6 For Word.dotm

  • Vagner

    Thanks, I can use the 6.5c on MS word 2010 πŸ™‚

  • Martin

    Amazing, thanks for the help! πŸ™‚ Works with 6.0b Mathtype too!

  • Andrew

    thank you very much – a massive help!

  • Sadat

    guys i need your help…i have failed to locate the folder \Office14\STARTUP\ …where is it in my computer???please i need this,help me guys

  • me

    +1, i have not such folder

  • CapnJackSparrow

    Please tell me how to do this on Publisher!

  • CapnJackSparrow

    Please tell me how to do this on Publisher!

  • Necosaido

    thank you so much! it works so great πŸ˜‰

  • Lrightme

    This saved my life! Or at least saved me from having the write an Algebra 2 test by hand for tomorrow! THANK YOU!!!

  • lorna

    Stupid question .. where is the directory? Β 

  • Peter

    brilliant…. thanks so much

  • Serahlis

    I did it all, and I activated all macro settings, but it didn’t help anyway. why would thatΒ  be?

  • Jesse

    the STARTUP folder can be found by searching *startup* on computer
    mine was AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWord
    The folder AppData is hidden use explorer prefs to show (uncheck ‘hide system files folders’)

  • ahmed

    more thanks, this is avery powerfull method.

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  • tara man

    works for me just fine

  • Benoua

    Thanks a lot

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  • Oscar Arnesen

    Thank you!