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Let Word's Equation Editor format your mathematical text

Do your Microsoft Word documents often contain mathematical formulas—that you have to enter manually? If so, ease your workload by letting the Equation Editor format the text for you.

If you spend a lot of time typing Microsoft Word documents with mathematical formulas, let the Equation Editor format the text for you. For example, to type the formula A=h(b1+b2)/2 with the Equation Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Click where you want the equation to appear in your document.
  2. Select Insert | Object
  3. Under the Create New tab, scroll to and select Microsoft Equation 3.0 and click OK.
  4. Type A= at the prompt.
  5. Click the Fractions And Radical Templates button in the second row of the Equation toolbar and select the first template.
  6. Type h at the prompt.
  7. Click the Fence Templates button in the toolbar and select the first template.
  8. Type b.
  9. Click the Subscripts and Superscripts button in the toolbar and select the second template in the first row and type 1.
  10. Press [Right Arrow] key and type +b.
  11. Click the Subscripts and Superscripts button in the toolbar and select the second template in the first row and type 2.
  12. Press [Down Arrow] key and type 2.
  13. Click outside the Equation working area.

The resulting formula can be selected, copied and moved like any embedded object. To edit the equation, double-click it to bring up the MS Equation 3.0 toolbar.

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