[Athen] Re: Error in MathType 6.8 and Word 2010?

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Mon Jul 30 15:24:53 PDT 2012

I just did another check and it appears this happens when adding an
equation using the other input options as well (Display Equation, etc.).

So, it's not just when you insert an Inline Equation, but when you
insert any equation with MathType 6.8 that you get the extra space after
the equation. If you turn on the Reveal Hidden Characters option, you
will see it.

Take care,

On 7/30/12 3:20 PM, Sean J Keegan wrote:

> Hello all,


> We have been trying out Word 2010 and the new MathType 6.8 application

> and have discovered a rather disconcerting result.


> When entering a new inline equation into Word 2010, MathType 6.8

> *automatically* adds a space after the equation. While this is not a

> major problem if the equation occurs in the middle of a sentence, this

> creates a significant problem if the following character after the

> equation is supposed to be a comma or a period. This can cause a major

> pain if trying to go to Braille via Duxbury. Please note - the extra

> space is not happening in the MathType equation editor window, but

> rather is in the MS Word document itself and happens when you press the

> Inline Equation option.


> Has anyone else encountered this issue? Is there a setting that one can

> set such that MathType does not automatically include a space after the

> equation?


> Rather than just entering the equation, MathType appears to be also

> trying to visually format our document as well.


> Take care,

> sean


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