I use both Macs and PCs. In the PC version of Word, I can modify the equation options directly from the Equation ribbon bar. One option I need is the ability to copy the equation as plain text. Does this option exist on the Mac Word 2011?
I realize this is a very old question, but here goes. The option to change to linear allows for copying as plain text. This option can be found in the Equation ribbon. Also, the Equation box dropdown has the change option as well.