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Microsoft Word 2010 enables equation editing through the Equation Editor.

It is possible to use shortcuts similar to LaTeX code in order to enter equations in a more fluent manner than clicking on the toolbar for each symbol. One of these shortcuts, for ⟺, is \longleftrightarrow but this symbol is in very frequent use for me and I want to use \iff instead of the current very long "short"-cut. I was unable to find a standard way of modifying this shortcut or adding a new one. How can I go around this issue?

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You can use AutoCorrect to create additional shortcuts, specifically Math AutoCorrect.

In my Word:

 File -> Options -> Proofing -> AutoCorrect Options (near the top) -> Math AutoCorrect

Find the symbol you want (the list is alphabetical, so look for \Longleftrightarrow), then type in your desired shortcut (\iff), and hit the "Add" button.

I just did this and it worked.

Software: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010; version 14.0.6129.5000

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Too bad I saw this only now and I don't realize how I missed that option. I hope this will be of help in the future. Thanks! – shwarto Aug 19 '13 at 16:00

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