Category: Equation Editors

How to create the Ctrl+E hotkey for opening MathType in Vista

I use a hotkey to open new equations when I am typing in Word. The hotkey I use is Ctrl+E (E for equation). This will be fine for you too as long as you don’t already use it for it’s assigned purpose, which is centering paragraphs. This means that as you are typing a document… like a test, worksheet, handout, etc. you do not have to reach for your mouse to open an equation, you just type Ctrl with E and MathType opens automatically. I have had a few people ask me how to create this hotkey on a machine running Vista and Office 2007. As I am not running Vista yet, my new assistant, Jill (who IS running Vista on her laptop), has created instructions (with screenshots) for creating the Ctrl+E hotkey in Word 2007 in Vista. NOTE: The first time you use Ctrl+E in any document, it takes a couple seconds… after that it is very quick! Possibly Related Posts: Aligning Inline Equations Vertically in Instructure Canvas Tutorials on the Instructure Canvas Equation Editor Tips for the Equation Editor in Instructure Canvas Navigating WolframAlpha Pro Features Open and Close MathType Equations...

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MathType Shortcuts (basics)

You can become much faster using MathType if you just give in and learn a couple of little shortcuts… then no more reaching for your mouse all the time. TAB or Arrow Keys will move your cursor around the fields Ctrl-F for a fraction Ctrl-R for a radical Ctrl-H for a high script (superscript) Ctrl-L for a low script (subscript) Ctrl-J for both high and low scripts Ctrl-Space for a Space Possibly Related Posts: Aligning Inline Equations Vertically in Instructure Canvas Tutorials on the Instructure Canvas Equation Editor Tips for the Equation Editor in Instructure Canvas Navigating WolframAlpha Pro...

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Fixing the “MathType Requires a Newer Version of MT Extra Font” error…

If you are a MathType user, chances are you’ve run across this error after some automatic “update” of your system (Windows updates always do it to me). In the past I have always just reinstalled MathType and that fixes it, but that requries finding my copy of MathType and the registration code… I always thought to myself… there’s got to be an easier way! So, while on a break from working this morning (Sunday) at 5am, I thought… this is the morning to find the real solution to this problem! Here it is: Find your Fonts Control Panel (for...

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