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So I have installed OneNote 2013 and the Mathematics add-on for OneNote and Word. Yet when I try to install an equation in OneNote (alt + +) and type in any variables all that I get is a box, implying it can't read or display the character. Also, sadly, when I try the same thing in Word it will cause Word to instantly crash.

Here are some things I have done. •I have uninstalled and reinstalled Office 365. •I have repaired my office installation, but using a quick repair and a longer repair. •I have searched online, but have not found a solution. •Other installs on other computers work just fine.

Any ideas on next steps? I am a math teacher and use OneNote for all of my lessons. School starts next week. Any help would be appreciated.

  • It looks like I solved my own problem. The font file cambria.ttc (which includes both cambria and cambria math fonts) was not installed in my C:\\Windows\fonts folder. Weird. So I installed it. I have the font on another computer. I have never seen something like that before. – Bryan Davis Aug 7 '14 at 16:00
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I followed the advice given by Bryan Davis and searched my font folder. Sure enough, I did not have Cambria/Cambria math installed (bizarre).

I did a quick google search and found the cambria.ttc file I was missing, installed it, and restarted OneNote. Equations work now.

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