[Athen] MathType/MathML questions

John Gardner gardnerj at onid.orst.edu
Tue Jul 22 17:40:35 PDT 2014

Susan, there is a simpler and, in many respects, better solution that might
interest you. Download


and have a look at the three Word files in it. They are identical except
for the MathType alt text. One has alt text as words (eg a x squared plus b
x plus c equals 0), the other two have Nemeth in the alt text, one using
ASCII font, and the other using Unicode font. The alt text is accessible
with all screen readers. If your student reads with a braille display, this
is a much better solution than MathPage, because it is braille. And of
course, it is also the original Word document, so your footers and headers
are thre.

These were created using my new LEAN Math application. You can have the
application, now in late beta, if you wish.


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On
Behalf Of Susan Kelmer
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:38 AM
To: dsshe-l at listserv.buffalo.edu; Access Technology Higher Education Network
(athen-list at u.washington.edu)
Subject: [Athen] MathType/MathML questions

We are getting a lot of requests for math of late, and this has not been our
strong point in production. So, we're still in a bit of a learning mode.
We've discovered a few things, and need some help.

When converting to MathPage after editing our Word document using MathType,
we are finding two problems:

a. We put page number in the header section of word documents as a
matter of routine. The page numbers disappear in the finalized document,
and we're not sure why.

b. If we have footnotes (we use the footnote function in Word to create
them), the output to MathPage fails.

None of us working on conversions (me or my student staff) are "math
people," so we are doing some struggling but making our way through. If
someone could help us with these two issues, we'd be grateful!

Susan Kelmer

Alternate Format Coordinator

Disability Services

University of Colorado


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