Can you be more specific?

- What equation are you trying to display?
- When you say "it does not display", exactly what do you mean?
- What steps are you going through to try to put the MathType equation into Moodle?

Bob

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"I use MathType 6. It does not display the equation that I want."

Can you be more specific?

Bob

Can you be more specific?

- What equation are you trying to display?
- When you say "it does not display", exactly what do you mean?
- What steps are you going through to try to put the MathType equation into Moodle?

Bob

I too encountered trouble trying to follow the directions to paste math type into a moodle quiz.

I tried to create a quiz question: Solve (insert a quadratic equation with math type). It inserted the equation, but included all of the commands, so between Solve and my equation there was a bunch of code.

I tried again. Went back to math type and under preferences made sure the box "include math type data in translation was unchecked" (default is checked). This took away all of the code, but changed the way my equation was shown. I did this several times with inline equation checked and not checked (according to directions it should have been checked). I don't remember what happened with each scenario, but two other things happened: 1) my exponent was show with "^" rather than as an exponent. 2) added brackets and braces were included in my equation. (I think I may have done a manual fix to problem number 1 by putting $$ around the math type text and problem 2 occurred.

Joelle

I tried to create a quiz question: Solve (insert a quadratic equation with math type). It inserted the equation, but included all of the commands, so between Solve and my equation there was a bunch of code.

I tried again. Went back to math type and under preferences made sure the box "include math type data in translation was unchecked" (default is checked). This took away all of the code, but changed the way my equation was shown. I did this several times with inline equation checked and not checked (according to directions it should have been checked). I don't remember what happened with each scenario, but two other things happened: 1) my exponent was show with "^" rather than as an exponent. 2) added brackets and braces were included in my equation. (I think I may have done a manual fix to problem number 1 by putting $$ around the math type text and problem 2 occurred.

Joelle

I love mathtype

In the settings there is an option for how it pastes, you can have it paste with the double $$ sign.

Off the top of my head I can't remember which one is which, a little trial and error is what I usually do

In the settings there is an option for how it pastes, you can have it paste with the double $$ sign.

Off the top of my head I can't remember which one is which, a little trial and error is what I usually do

Joelle, you're correct that the "MathType information" shouldn't be included with the translation. I have edited the article with the instruction to make sure these two boxes are unchecked ("Include translator name in translation" and "Include MathType data in translation").

Other than that, I don't know what might have gone wrong. Following these instructions will produce the best results:

Other than that, I don't know what might have gone wrong. Following these instructions will produce the best results:

- In MathType, choose the "TeX -- LaTeX 2.09 and later" translator.
- In MathType's Format menu, make sure Inline Equation is not checked.

\[{x^2} - 4x - 12 = 0\]

The double dollar signs are OK, as far as Moodle is concerned, but it's better to use the backslash-bracket delimiters. The single dollar sign will not work with the built-in TeX filter, but will work with some other filters -- ASCIIMathML.js being one.

Bob and Alice,

Thanks for the replies. I messed around in math type and checked something --honestly don't remember what, but that seemed to fix the problem and I was able to get equations into my quiz. Appreciate the help

Thanks,

Joelle

Thanks for the replies. I messed around in math type and checked something --honestly don't remember what, but that seemed to fix the problem and I was able to get equations into my quiz. Appreciate the help

Thanks,

Joelle

Joelle -- thanks for letting us know. Glad it's working for you!

Bob

Bob

We've made some changes to our website since I made my original reply in this thread. This is the current link that replaces the page at the previous link: http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/works_with.htm?target=moodle.

**Just want to report that at the Open University -Israel we are new to Moodle but very experienced using Mathtype.**

**Today we had the beginning of use Mathtype with Moodle - works simply great.**

Hi,

I am using mathtype to write math questions and then uploading to moodle. It works well with equation having bar but it does not work with vector. Moodle does not convert the vector equation after I upload to moodle.

Please help..

Dhananjay

Can you point us to some examples that show what's happening? Screen shots will help -- also the code that you're pasting from MathType into Moodle.

You say you're "uploading to Moodle". Can you describe the process you're using to go from MathType to Moodle?