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

Wink Harner wink.harner at mesacc.edu
Mon Jul 30 15:37:43 PDT 2012

Can you disable "auto-format as you type" to remove automatic space insert?

On Jul 30, 2012 3:27 PM, "Sean J Keegan" <skeegan at stanford.edu> wrote:

> 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,

> Sean



> 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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