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Microsoft KB Archive/172014

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WD97: Equation Editor Help Reference Incorrect

Article ID: 172014

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172014


The Equation Editor version 3.0 Help topic "Equation Editor basics" contains the following text:

   Equation Editor, a special version of the MathType equation editor from
   Design Science, Inc., is customized for use with Microsoft applications.
   For information about Equation Editor and MathType, see the Wdreadme
   file in the Word folder or the Ppreadme file in the PowerPoint folder.

The file names "Wdreadme" and "Ppreadme" are incorrect. The correct names of the files are Wdread8.txt and Ppread8.txt and they are located in the Office folder. However, these files do not contain any information about Equation Editor or MathType.


To find the Equation Editor "Equation Editor basics" Help topic follow these steps:

  1. In a Microsoft Word document, start the Equation Editor.
  2. On the Help menu, click on Equation Editor Help Topics and then select the Contents tab.
  3. Double-click the Creating and Changing Equations book.

MathType is manufactured by Design Science, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

A special version of the MathType equation editor from Design Science, Inc., is customized for use with Microsoft programs. If you often work with equations, you may find that MathType version of the Equation Editor is better suited to your needs. This version includes customizable palettes, a macro feature, advanced formatting based on tabs, a TeX interface, and the capability for saving equations as either encapsulated PostScript (EPS) or PICT files. International versions of this product are available. Contact Design Science for a list of international distributors.

For information about how to contact Design Science, query in the Knowledge Base for the following article:

65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

Keywords: kb3rdparty kbbug KB172014