I'm entering equations with vectors in, and getting a bit tired of having to use the Accents menu to add the arrow across the top of the vector symbols. So I'm looking for a way to do it using the keyboard.

I got this far V\above(\rightarrow), but it doesn't give the same result:

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(On the left is the result of the key sequence above, on the right is the result when using the menu)


V\vec and pressing space twice does the trick


Putting Various accents in Equation Editor really easy with Math Auto Correct. In equation editor,

a\ddot two space after it (giving space is very important) gives ä and so on. Please see this link for complete list of accent shortcutShortcut for typing accent in Equation Editor of MS Word .

This works well in all the version of MS Word 2007 and higher.

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