Loading MathType into Articulate Storyline?

Jan 22, 2014


We work a lot with statistics content where mathematical expressions are common to be implemented with Articulate products. We are using MathType and I was wondering if there is a way to load the MathType font set directly into Storyline? 

With regards to this www.dessci.com/en/support/MathType/works_with.asp#!target=articulate_storyline (SDK here: www.dessci.com/en/reference/sdk/): I am aware of how to insert MathType formulas and equations as images but would there be also a way to copy+paste directly from one program into the other (or even better: have MathType as add-on as it is with .ppt)?

Thank you for advice,


16 Replies
Larry Huff

I would love to see Storyline use MathType as an add-on or create an in house math pallet at well.  I am currently creating practice college entrance exam test and anytime I want to use square roots or fractions I have to create the question in another program, LaTex Beamer, then take a screenshot of the problem.  Next I create a free form hotspot problem with the picture.  The problem is that it is not very intuitive on the users end like the bubbles in the multiple choice equations.  Anybody want to suggest a better way to go about this?  I am relatively new to Storyline.  Thanx.

Sherry Amaya

Hello!  I would absolutely LOVE IT if Storyline provided some sort of Latex/Equation Editor integration.  I love Storyline, but I am interested in using it for high school/university-level mathematics education, so until it develops this integration, I will have to consider other options for course creation.  

Pierre Sosa

I used to work an an engineering consulting company and we used MathType. I'm trying to remember the workflow, but I believe you can export from MathType to a transparent PNG or SVG. You can save all of your equations to your project folder, then use the media library to update them when changes are necessary.

I grant that this is not quite as useful as the PowerPoint plug-in, but it does mimic Articulate's workflow for other images. If you keep MathType open in the background, you can always quick adjust your equations by right-click > replace picture with file.