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?

  • The ribbon shows an option to change from professional to linear. The linear seems to copy to plain text. Am I missing something here? Perhaps you can edit your question with a screenshot showing what you are accustomed to with your PC? Would love to be of assistance.
    – bjbk
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 21:58

1 Answer 1


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.

Equation ribbon

Equation Dropdown

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