Does Word 2007's equation editor have any equivalent to the \stackrel or \overset commands in LaTeX?

I'd like to be able to stack custom text on top of = signs, etc.


You can use \above and \below:

a=\above("foo") b


a=┴"foo"  b

which becomes

alt text

A more or less complete description of the formula language in Word is given in Unicode Technical Note #28, although the final implementation differs somewhat in some areas. Unfortunately this is the only real documentation that's there (I asked the author of the math typesetting stuff at MS :-)).

  • +1. (I would give you +10 if I could!) Thank you very much! I have been under the impression that this cannot be done in Word at all! – Andreas Rejbrand Oct 7 '11 at 9:05

See this article : Superimposing Characters.

The basic idea is to insert a field of type equation containing EQ \o (x,y) where x and y are the characters you want to superimpose.

  • Nice, and it even works inside equations. But see here: ics.uci.edu/~pan/documents/latex/stackrel.html ... \stackrel does an entirely different thing than superimposing characters on top of each other. It merely stacks them. – Joey Oct 22 '09 at 6:47

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