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## Equations are being turned into graphics

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This
problem can occur when authors insert equations with the Equation
Builder feature in Word 2007 or 2010, but you’re using Word 2003 for
editorial. The Word 2007/2010 equations are not backward compatible with
Word 2003. Whenever you get a DOCX file:

- Open the file with Word 2007/2010.
- Run eXtyles Font Audit. Font Audit will add this message, “This
document has equations created with the Microsoft Office 2007 Equation
Builder” to the alert if there are any problematic equations.
- If this message doesn’t appear, then you can just process the
file as you normally do. However, if it does appear, use MathType 6.8
to convert all of the Word 2010 equations to MathType.
- Proof the equations—the conversion is good, but it’s not
bullet-proof. You may need to complete some manual cleanup of the
equations in MathType.

At this point you can move the file into your regular workflow.

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