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I frequently need to write Maths equations in my computer. I use the equation editor in MS Word. But how to write Maths equations in other applications? I have no money to pay for the MathType(The full version of equation editor). I need a free equation editor which will work in all word processors.(It do not have to be too complicated. Just common functions like square roots, fractions, plus , minus , mutiply ,divide signs, etc)
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by:bartsmit
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I thought that the equation editor was an OLE server?

Try and copy the equation from word into another application. Also try if other applications have an insert object command that lists the equation editor.
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You can use the Equation Editor outside of MS products.  It will run as either a standalone program or, as bartsmit mentioned, as an OLE server.  If you can't do an "insert object" from the other program, you can run Equation Editor directly.  It is usually installed in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Equation\Eqnedt32.exe - you can make a shortcut for easier access.  After you're done generating the equation, paste it into the program.
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by:sccheung
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I have done some testing after reading your suggestion. I shouldn't have asked this question! I can simply using "insert object"(same as in MS Word). I only doesn't work in the application I used at the first time. It's probably because the application uses an old version of OLE(1.0?) but MS Equation Editor uses the new version. When inserting new object in that application, you will see another window in which you edit your object instead of letting you edit it in the application's own window which is usually the case. This is the old style insert object. As all of you know, the equation editor doesn't have a window to be opened. It can only be put inside the window of an application. It contain only a toolbar. I think that's why I can't insert it. I think I may have to upgrade or change my application!
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