Only a geek would get excited about this, but ever since I started this blog, I’ve been frustrated with my inability to paste equations and expressions I create with MathType into WordPress. Today, I finally learned how to do it (thanks to the Design Science site).
Step 1: In MathType, go to “Preferences”, and choose “Cut and Copy Preferences….”:
Step 2: In the popup window, click on “Equation for application or website:”, and in the dropdown menu select “WordPress”:
Step 3: Create your mathematical expression, copy it, and paste it into WordPress. It will look like a string of text characters beginning with “$latex”, but if you preview your post you will see that it is displayed as a mathematical expression!
A couple of tips:
If you use MathType a lot with other applications (Word, in particular) don’t forget to go back to “Preferences/Cut and Copy Preferences…” and change it back to “Equation object (Windows OLE graphic)”.
If your expression is rational, it may appear small. To correct that, insert “\displaystyle\” after “$latex”: