Have equations work in SharePoint. Seriously. Now.
Have equations work in SharePoint. Seriously. Now. Please!
Thank you for the additional details on understanding the issue. Root cause here is indeed the fact that browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE) uses HTML and that does not support OLE objects… which means that issue is not really easily fixable as web technologies in general do not support the request behavior.
Now that there’s however more context, I’m sure that the Word product team could provide some alternative solutions for the problem, but let’s ensure that the request is submitted using the right forum.
We cannot unfortunately fix this in the SharePoint side as issue and request is related on Word, which is managed and engineered by a different organization, which also has a different UserVoice to track end-user requests.
As I cannot unfortunately re-submit or move this request to their UserVoice, would request to submit a new UserVoice issue at https://word.uservoice.com/forums/271331-word-for-the-web, so that it’s being tracked by the correct people and the owners of the mentioned feature can provide you official answer.
Please add the full context on the initial submission, as that will definitely save some time to provide the sufficient context for them to move forward.
I’ll close this request in here as feature ask is something which we cannot fix/modify/change on the SharePoint side. Thanks for taking the time on providing us this feedback. Sorry for the inconvenience and hopefully you’ll get a fast response from the Word side.
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When I write an equation in office word offline and then want paste the document into a SharePoint word file, the equation is rendered as a blank rectangle with an error message.
I can find no way of writing mathematical equations directly in the browser version of word documents we use for collaborative writing on Sharepoint.
Googling the issue, I find several posts explaining that Word uses OLE-objects for this sort of thing while SharePoint uses html, and these formats won't collaborate. A typical example is shown here:
However, if this has been resolved nobody is more happy than I and I would greatly appreciate any hints about to implement mathematical notation in sharepoint without doing the cumbersome workaround of writing them in another program and inserting them as pictures which is what we have done so far.