I am having the following problem: people I work with insist on using ms office and mathtype to write their scientific reports and papers on windows. I however have to use linux (for other programs for my research) and I am using libreoffice (to open their doc and docx files) and latex for my own documents.
Now here is the problem: if they send me a document written with word+mathtype and it has equations with equation numbers, I cannot do the following: see the equation numbers or edit the equations when I open the document in libreoffice on linux. I have tried to open the document in libreoffice on windows with mathtype installed on the machine. The equations will open in mathtype but the equation number still not showing.
Is there a fix for this? Has anyone solved this problem?
I have seen a guy from MathType on this site going on about the how mathtype is the best and all that and how they made some market study and concluded that a linux version would not be very profitable but he is just wrong. Whoever made that study for them should be sacked because they clearly don’t know what people in scientific fields like to use, operating system wise.
I repeat I only need this to be solved because other people insist on using ms office and mathtype and I would rather avoid dual boot or virtual machines just for this.