Inserting Equations in Microsoft Word
The Equation Editor has long been a part of Microsoft Office and Word. It's
not very easy to get to learn to use and most people end up getting a crash
course, but you'll work your way around with these tips.
Insert an Equation
From the menu, choose InsertàObject, Equation
Editor. It's been version 3.0 for a very long time, so don't expect any great
changes to be occurring...they haven't.
You'll get the Equation Editor toolbar, as shown.
Clicking on one of the buttons, provides either symbols you can
insert—many of which cannot be found on the InsertàSymbol
menu—or you'll get "containers" into which you can
type numbers or other text.
A popular usage might be a division problem for homework papers,
as shown below.
When we're done, it shows up in our document like this:
Okay. You may ask why it's shaded gray. This is how Word handles
all fields. If yours don't appear gray, or if you don't want them to appear
gray, you'll find the setting under ToolsàOptions,
View tab. Change the Field Shading to Never or to When Selected.
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