I need equation editing, but I typically use MathType (an enhanced version of equation editor) instead of LaTex or some other markup language. Some ability to interface with that would be nice. I'm not sure yet on how well it cuts and pastes in from Word.
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Steve Turley commented
MathType's web site says it can export LaTex and MathML. The should paste cleanly into LearningSuite equations already.