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How to copy equations from Word and paste into SharePoint

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  • I'm using two Microsoft products - Word and SharePoint - yet SharePoint does not reveal equations.  What's up with that?  What's the workaround?  You've developed Word over the past 30 years in order to have it on all pcs in the universe, so that everyone uses it, but now it won't work with SharePoint?  Doesn't make sense.  I've tried everything.  Can I take screenshots of the equations and import them into the word doc, or into Sharepoint, and have them appear so that the entire team can view the work? 
    Wednesday, March 04, 2009 8:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The equations are OLE objects and cannot be rendered to HTML, so they cannot be copy from Word to SharePoint page.

     

    You need to save those equations as pictures and upload them to Picture Libraries, then insert those pictures in the pages.

     

    Hope the information can be helpful.

    -lambert


    Lambert Qin | Microsoft Online Support Engineer
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    • Proposed as answer by Sundar Narasiman Friday, March 06, 2009 2:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by helenanna Friday, March 06, 2009 7:54 PM
    Friday, March 06, 2009 8:02 AM

All replies

  • What kind of equations are we talking about here?  Is it content within your word document? 

    I've had trouble with some macros saved inside of office documents, but I've never had trouble with regular content.
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2009 8:40 PM
  • Scientific/physics/chemistry equations, with numerators, denominators, exponents - built in Word 2007 using the symbols on the INSERT ribbon (menu).  When I copy them, they don't paste into SharePoint.  Thanks for any help!
    Wednesday, March 04, 2009 9:23 PM
  • Hi,

    The equations are OLE objects and cannot be rendered to HTML, so they cannot be copy from Word to SharePoint page.

     

    You need to save those equations as pictures and upload them to Picture Libraries, then insert those pictures in the pages.

     

    Hope the information can be helpful.

    -lambert


    Lambert Qin | Microsoft Online Support Engineer
    How to ask a question in the forum (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375)
    Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by Sundar Narasiman Friday, March 06, 2009 2:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by helenanna Friday, March 06, 2009 7:54 PM
    Friday, March 06, 2009 8:02 AM
  • Yes, thank you - this is helpful - I thought about screenshots for the equations, and your suggestion confirms it.  - Helen
    Friday, March 06, 2009 7:54 PM
  • How do you do this - if you copy the equation into paint - it gets messed up and fireworks doesn't like a word equation either

     

    Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:51 PM