How to integrate MathType to Microsoft Office 2007 using Wine, winetricks or PlayOnLinux?

I have installed Microsoft Office 2007 with help of this answer using PlayOnLinux and/or WineTricks.

I need to install MathType and integrate it to Microsoft Office 2007.

So I have a question – how to integrate MathType to Microsoft Office Word using Wine, winetricks or PlayOnLinux?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

One should select Wine-prefix with installed Microsoft Office (2007 in my case) and install MathType here.

Using PlayOnLinux

  1. Install latest version of from PlayOnLinux site

    sudo apt install ./PlayOnLinux_4.3.4.deb
  2. Open PlayOnLinux

    [![PlayOnLinux with MSO 2007]

  3. Click Install, click Install a non-listed program

  4. In Manual Installation wizard select Edit or update an existing application:

    install to existing prefix

  5. Click on Show virtual drives checkbox:

    virtual drives

  6. Leave checkboxes unchecked

    before installation

  7. Select corresponding arch (32 bits in my case)

    32 bits

  8. Browse for MathType setup file and click Next


  9. Optionally create shortcut for Mathtype.exe.

    Mathtype shortcut

  10. Launch Word 2007 and use MathType as usual.

Using WineTricks

If you have installed MSO with winetricks (to prefix ~/.local/share/wineprefixes/office2007pro) you can install MathType here by the following command:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/office2007pro \
wine MathType\ 6.9b.exe


MathType panel on ribbon


  1. currently I have no solution for MSO 2010 and MathType,
    but MSO 2007 and MSO 2013 (with Wine 3.0) works stable.
  2. currently Format Equations and Convert Equations buttons do not work in all MathType version between 6.5 and 6.9, they produce error message (“MathType Error – Too many windows are open”):

    MathType error

    or “There was an unknown error updating this equation. This equation was not updated. Do you want to continue?” –

    MathType error 2

  3. MathType 7.4 window does not react on mouse clicks and keyboard.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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