[Athen] Mathtype question

Russell Solowoniuk solowoniukr at macewan.ca
Thu Apr 2 14:45:08 PDT 2020

Hi Tamara,

I think the student probably does have Word. I'm not sure why they are converting to PDF, but having said that, I'm not able to get Jaws to read the equations in the Word document either. I'm trying to figure this out now.



From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Tamara Mariotti
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Does the team member have access to Math type, and why convert it? Just asking - if the student does not have word, can it move to a google doc as easily? Or offer free office 365<https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/office>. I know this sounds simple, but perhaps this can work? I would check it all though with JAWS or Fusion. I created this for students to access the free Zoomtext/Jaws/Fusion if it will help. Feel free to share this "How to" widely.

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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu>> On Behalf Of Russell Solowoniuk
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:37 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Mathtype question

Hi everyone,

We've been contacted by one of our eLearning team members. He is attempting to convert an instructor's Word document to a PDF. The document is for a math course and has many math equations done using Mathtype. The problem is that the instructor didn't just use Mathtype for the equations, but used it for all the content in the document, including text instructions.

The conversion to PDF made quite a mess of things. Is there a way to modify the Mathtype content in the Word document so that only the equations are rendered in Mathtype? The eLearning person doesn't want to have to re-type all the content, if he can avoid it.

Thanks for any ideas.

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