I have received an old "doc" (word 97-2004) from a colleague. This document contains a lot of mathematical formulas, which are rendered as images when I open the document in word 2016.
I guess the equations used to be editable in the original editor (some old version of word). Therefore somewhere in the document there should be some kind of "raw" representation of the equations (latex-like, e.g.) that can be converted in the new format without resorting to third party software (someone suggested MathType).
If this is not the case, word is not compatible with its older versions, which is frankly unacceptable. There should be some way of recovering all the information in an old doc file. I can accept slight formatting issues, but turning entire editable equations in (very, very ugly) images is really bad.
It means that microsoft word is unreliable, because when a new version is released one risks loosing a lot of work.
Does anybody know an efficient way of making the equations editable?
Thanks a lot