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I have many large Word 2007 documents containing a few dozen equations each. Is there a way to locate the equations using Word's Find command, or do I have to hunt for them old-school?

I tried searching for a graphic (^g) and and field (^d), but that didn't do the trick. Am I missing something obvious? Might there be a way to do this using VB or some other trick?


It appears that the go-to-equation feature is broken in Office 2007. The feature can be accessed from the "Go To" tab on Word's Find dialog.

See some discussion here.

Also, in VB one can observe the following:

' Works: advances to the next footnote.
Sub GoToFootnote()
    Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToFootnote
End Sub

' Does nothing, even though wdGoToEquation is a
' documented item in the WdGoToItem enumeration.
Sub GoToEquation()
    Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToEquation
End Sub


-> More
-> Format
-> Font = Cambria Math   (or whatever font your equations use)
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You need the "Go To" dialog box. You can get it by typing ctrl + g or on the Home tab, click the drop down on the "Find" button and choose "Go To".

The Go To dialog box lets you go to equations. You'll see it on the list on the left side of the box.

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Interesting. I can't believe it is in there and doesn't work as it should. Good find on that other article. – Jordan 1GT May 15 '10 at 13:45

Sorry for unearthing this old post, but I had the same problem, and apparently, the "go to" feature only finds MathType equations, and probably also the equations entered with the old 3.0 equation editor, but not the ones produced with the Alt+= command. The workaround proposed is indeed the only way I see working.

I just wanted to add that piece of information!

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This statement (in Word 2010 at least) will tell you how many OMML equations there are in the file:


This statement will select the first OMML equation in the file:


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