I've been so tied of finding a compatible way of editing math equations in MS word in win7 and in libreoffice in linux. Of course I know Tex is the universal way. But I don't use tex unless I write my formal paper. So let's keep the discussion within MS office and libreoffice or maybe other word processer.
I've tried several equation editors: mathtype aurora texmaths
But the equations produced by them are not compatible, editable in one while noneditable in another.
But I found that all these equation editors provide a way to convert their own equation into Latex form. So it seems that they are all internally Latex compatible. And I think the generated equation should have contained the latex code, right? The equation can not just be a totally picture, if so, why the editor can edit it and resolve it to latex.
But how can I extract the hidden information behind the equation without the equation editor? Double click the equation without the right equation editor will show that it is just a picture. If I can extract the hidden latex code of equations, or if I can hide the latex code into the equation, then compatibility will not be a problem, though it is still not so convinient.