This post records a few notes on submitting and collaborating on academic manuscripts in Microsoft Word format with MathType.Notes for collaborators
I use MathType to enter mathematical equations. MathType is typically academic publishers’ preferred option for entering equations in Word documents.
If you experience problems viewing equations in the document, then you should install the MathType fonts (see here for instructions. Essentially, you can install the trial version of MathType for Windows or OSX and then after you uninstall the fonts will remain on your system.
If you wish to edit the equations, you will probably need to install MathType. For a once-off exercise, the trial version will suffice. Otherwise, the academic licence is reasonably priced.
I tend to work on OSX, which uses a slightly different picture format to Windows. If you try to convert a document with equations to PDF on Windows when I have written the equations on OSX, you may experience pixelated equations. To resolve this problem, you will need to install MathType plugin in Word on Windows. Then run the “convert equations” command from the menu. This is further described here.