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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]


  1. 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’)

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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