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From: Russell Hill <rah111@bigpond.net.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 10:37:30 +1100
To: <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <MBBBKFEOIGOFEKGLCMJCOEJACBAA.rah111@bigpond.net.au>


I have downloaded/installed the evaluation versions of MathType, WebEQ and

To do a simple test I fired up Word and created a document showing the
quadratic equation using MathType. I had some problems but after downloading
IE 6.0 they resolved themselves. I think originally having IE 4.0 may have
been the problem.

Anyway, now the GIF option works fine when using the "Export to MathPage"
icon in Word and so does the "Using MathML" option both with MathPlayer and
WebEQ (Autosizing), although they have a slightly different look.

Is using MathPlayer or WebEQ the same thing? By that I mean is one superior
to the other in any way or will I end up with ostensibly the same result in
either case? Which do you recommend?

Also, if I use the WebEQ option (as opposed to Autosizing) the formula I
created with MathType into the Word document is embedded in a grey box. Is
there any reason for this? Should I simply always use the Autosizing option?

Finally, when I use the "Using MathML" option I can then clearly see the
MathML markup in the HTML file created with MathPlayer or WebEQ, but when I
use the GIF option this is not so. Is there any advantage of GIF over MathML
or vice versa in terms of creating the HTML for web pages?

Thank you.

Russell Hill.
Received on Thursday, 28 March 2002 18:35:18 UTC

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