You can’t directly copy mathematical equations from PDF to Microsoft Word without the right app. We’ll walk you through using PDFgear and other apps to copy equations from a PDF to Word document without formatting issues.

Given the complex nature of mathematical notations, it’s difficult to accurately transfer an equation between the two document formats. Copying mathematical equations from a PDF file to a Word document can be a challenging task.

Luckily, with PDFgear it’s much more straightforward. With these step-by-step tutorials, you’ll easily learn how to copy mathematic equations from PDF into Microsoft Word for proper editing and processing.

👉Want to jump straight to it? You can directly download the PDFgear free PDF editor software used to transform PDF with equations into Microsoft Word without formatting issues.

MathPix is a popular snipping program on Windows and Mac that is used to copy math and chemistry from your computer screen. It works by converting images to editable formats like LaTex, MS Word, HTML, and Markdown.

With Mathpix, you get to directly **extract equations from images and PDFs**, and no longer have to manually type or input each equation, saving you time and reducing the likelihood of errors. It’s not entirely free, but there’s a free plan that offers up to **10 Snips** and up to **10 PDF pages**.

Step 1. Download and install Mathpix Snip from the Mathpix official website, and then you’ll be asked to create an account.

Step 2. Open the PDF document you need in any PDF reader program. Here I’ll use Microsoft Edge browser.

Step 3. Open the Mathpix Snipping Tool, and click on the upper-right snipping button.

Step 4. Click and hold the cursor to draw an area on your PDF to extract the math equation.

Step 5. Voila! Now that Mathpix Snip has precisely extracted the PDF equation, click the lower right Copy MS Word to copy the text in Microsoft Word format. Alternatively, click the Export .docx button to export a Word document.

Step 6. Now create a new Microsoft Word document, and use the keyboard shortcut **Ctrl + V** (Windows) or **Command + V** (Mac) to paste the copied text.

Step 7. That’s it! Now you’ll get a fully editable math equation in Microsoft Word.

Another practical method to copy a math equation from a PDF to Word, is to convert the PDF into a Word document, with a tool that supports text with mathematical equations.

For this, you need the best free PDF converter software: PDFgear. PDFgear which allows you to convert math equations in PDFs to Microsoft Word documents with the **original font and layouts**, and **without any formatting issues**.

Previously we’ve used PDFgear to solve PDF text line breaks, PDF text gibberish, and many other issues. It’s great for dealing with math equations, too. Better yet? It’s entirely free to use online or download directly to your device.

Free Convert PDF with Equations to Word

PDFgear is the best free PDF converter software without formatting loss. It’s entirely free and there’s a batch conversion mode.

Step 1. Download and install PDFgear, and open it on your computer.

Step 2. Go to Convert from the PDF tools section, and click on the PDF to Word converter tool.

Step 3. Add one or more PDFs with math equations, and click Convert to convert all PDFs in the queue.

Step 4. You’ll be led to the output file folder when the conversion is done. Open the Word document to check it.

Step 5. The mathematical equations should now display properly in the converted Microsoft Word document, allowing you to edit the equation and even adjust the layouts.

Please note that this method is only provided as a small trick to try as it does not guarantee the result and manual adjustments to the equation text are constantly required.

If you are against installing additional software on your computer, and you happen to have a PDF reader with screenshot feature (like PDFgear) already, this method is totally for you.

1. Open PDFgear, click Open Files to open the PDF you intend to work with.

2. Once the PDF is loaded in the PDF reader, go to the Home section above.

3. Click Screenshot to take a Snapshot of the equation in the PDF.

4. Open Microsoft Word and create a new Word document.

5. Right-click on the Word document, and select Paste as Math and Text.

6. If needed, make the necessary changes and alignments.

What is the difference between plain text and mathematic equations in PDF documents? How come you can’t directly copy equations like copying PDF text to Word?

PDF and Word documents handle plain text and mathematical notation differently. Plain text is typically displayed in a linear fashion while mathematical notation involves equations, symbols, and variables that require specific, formatting, spacing, and alignment.

As a result, copying equations between these formats can be more challenging. You can not directly copy the equation text from PDF into Microsoft Word and other document file formats – but you can use PDFGear to transfer it over relatively easily.

PDFs and Word documents are two different file formats, and the equations created within them can also differ in structure and formatting. When you try to copy an equation from a PDF to Word, the formatting may be lost or distorted, resulting in errors or inconsistent rendering.

There are several methods for copying equations from a PDF to Word, but the most effective way is to use a specialized software or tool that can recognize and transfer the equation structure and formatting. Some examples of such tools include Adobe Acrobat DC, MathType, or LaTeX.

After copying an equation from a PDF to Word, it’s a good practice to double-check that the formatting and symbols have been correctly reproduced. You can compare the copied equation to the original equation in the PDF or run a spellcheck in Word to ensure there are no typographical errors.

The built-in equation inserting feature in Microsoft Word isn’t the best, and that’s exactly the reason that it takes so much trouble to transfer equations between documents.

Luckily, we have two useful tools to work around that, so enjoy these free and easy ways to copy math equations from PDF to Word.