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# Why don't my LaTeX equations render in the exported Word?

Our Word exporter relies on Pandoc, an open document conversion system. It is the best tool to convert LaTeX to Word. While Pandoc has an extensive support of LaTeX, it does not support all of it. As such, some complex equations and LaTeX packages may not export to Word correctly. The trick is to simplify as much as possible your mathematical notation if your plan is to export to Word. Or you can export to PDF.

Example.
This equation in LaTeX will render correctly when exported to Word:
$$\label{eqn:drag} \int_a^bu\frac{d^2v}{dx^2}\,dx =\left.u\frac{dv}{dx}\right|_a^b -\int_a^b\frac{du}{dx}\frac{dv}{dx}\,dx.$$

Updated on: 12/12/2017