# Questions tagged [equation-editor]

A Microsoft Word feature which allows the creation and editing of mathematical expressions. This tag refers to both the built-in equations feature, which first appeared in Word 2007, and the separate application called Equation Editor, which was the default way of creating equations in earlier versions of Word.

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### How to prevent Microsoft Word Equation editor from turning `min` into the function?

I'd like to write min^2 to represent the unit "minutes squared", but every time I write min in the Microsoft Word equation editor it tries to turn it into the function, written in non-...

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### Find/replace inside Word 2019 equations with formatting

I translated a German text that contains many equations with Fraktur symbols. Here is an example:
Now I want to replace the symbols in the equations with the corresponding Latin letters, but also ...

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### How can I fit this long equation inside MS Word content window?

I am trying to write a very long equation in MS Word and for some reason my equation is going outside content window. (clicking ENTER, increasing paragraph spacing and linear mode not helping)
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### Equations are distorted in PowerPoint

I am trying to create some math equations in Microsoft PowerPoint but they are distorted both on the desktop and the web app:
I would appreciate it if you could help me know what the problem is and ...

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### Change default Math font in Word for Mac? I can do the same in Word for Windows?

I downloaded a math font that I was able to set as default in MS Word Windows via the Equation Options settings. However, this settings box doesn't seem to exist in the Mac version of Word.
Can ...

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### Shortcut for adding an equation in powerpoint

I mean to add an equation in Powerpoint via keyboard shortcut.
Both
Within an existing text box, and
In a new text box.
I have a laptop with no numeric keypad and Latin American keyboard. E.g., ...

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### How can I type Wick contraction equations in MS word?

I do not use LaTeX, so I want to know is there some methods that I can type the following equations using MS word:
equations like this:

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### How can I remove the parentheses from equation cross-references in Word?

It is common in mathematical articles to number displayed equations with integers in parentheses: (1), (2), etc., and to cross-reference these equations using numbers without parentheses: Eq. 1, Eq. ...

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### MS Word cuts off the top and bottom of inline equations if line spacing is too narrow. Can this be overridden?

In Microsoft Word 2013, and I suspect more recent versions of Word as well, the tops and bottoms of equations are "cut off" or otherwise not displayed if the paragraph line spacing is ...

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### Where is "Align at =" feauture to align equations in Word 2019?

I have three equations in MS Word 2019, I want to align them at the equal sign. I found this advice (also here):
Type the first two equations in separate equation containers, just as
you show them ...

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### Is it possible to edit indices in equations in Word 2019?

I am editing an equation in Word 2019, I have an expression with just lower index f_t:
but I want to also add an upper index to the "f_t" symbol too. I am trying to do it with the equation ...

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### How to toggle text mode for equation editor instead of manually editing it each time?

I'm trying to have equations (with math symbols, not just regular text) be in text mode for a document I'm working on, but to do that one has to manually select the equation and turn on text mode. Is ...

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### How do I insert integral with stacked limits in an ms word equation by shortcut?

How do I insert integral with stacked limits in an ms word equation by shortcut?

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### How do I remove a font's math metadata?

I often write math documents in Word and recently I have installed a new font called "NewComputerModern". It is supposed to be a normal font, but it is recognized by Word as a math font (i.e....

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### Very old doc-file with equations

I have certain doc files, made in 1999, possibly on already old software. These doc files have had equations or other mathematical expressions in them.
If I open these files with notepad, I can see &...

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### Calculating MS Word Equation value

I was wondering whether or not a built-in method exists for calculating values input in Equation Tools in MS Word.
This is the value I'd like to calculate. I tried adding "Calculate" to the ...

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### How do you revert a rendered math equation back into it's text code?

I discovered \eqarray in Word's equation editor. I think it's very useful, but I would like to know how to edit my input after I've rendered it without having to retype the whole thing again.
Example:
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### Equations in Microsoft Word

I have to put a sum in a fraction and I want to keep the "big" form for the sum. But when I insert the sum in the numerator the sum becomes "small". How can I do to keep its ...

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### How can I divide a matrix into several parts using the \ eqarray command?

Good morning, I am trying to incorporate the following expression using the equation tools in Word.
Thanks to the valuable answer I received in this space I was able to use the command \ eqarray and ...

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### How can I add values under an equation using Word equation tools?

Good morning. Please could you tell me of some method to add values within parentheses under a mathematical expression using the Word equation tools other than using
\matrix = ■(y_t=&(1.3771&+...

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### Latest symbol is lost in Word equation after Professional to Linear (LaTeX) conversion

I enter the formula in the latest Word for Office 365 (version 2003 (not Word 2003, the 2020 year version), build 12624) in LaTeX mode:
\frac{x}{y}=\alpha
It converts to Professional look normally, ...

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### Microsoft Word equation navigation reversed

I am using Microsoft Word version 1911 (office 365) with Hebrew (Right to left) documents. When inside an equation in Word with Hebrew text, clicking the right arrow key will move the cursor to the ...

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### Word 2016 equation font keeps auto-resetting to Hindi fonts

In Word 2016, when I insert an equation, it shows it to me correctly.
However, when I save the document and re-open it, the font gets automatically changed to Hindi fonts. Each time I change the font ...

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### In an MS Word equation, where does the ‘dx’ go in an integral?

When you enter an integral in an equation in Word, it recognises the integral as a function and gives you a greyed box to fill with the expression to be integrated. But where should the ‘dx’ go? ...

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### Correctly adding a hat over i character in a Word office equation

I've been trying on figuring out how to correctly insert an accent over the i character in a word equation.
For example, if i do: i\hat, i get:
If i do: i\above ^ i get , which is too far from the ...

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### Multiple summations of equal size with text below it in word

I am trying to type a formula in word, consisting of two summations (Sigma's), both with subscript. Something like this:
However, in word, a summation sign with option to add something below it ...

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### Prevent fraction formatting in equation in Office 2019?

The office equation editor by default converts "1/3" and similar sequences to fractions. In some places however (e.g. in exponents) this may be undesirable. Is there some convenient way to suppress ...

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### OneNote equations - Bigger integrals and other hidden features

I can't find any useful official documentation for the many features (and bugs) of the OneNote equation editor invoked with Alt+= or with insert -> Math.
One thing I discovered "by accident" today is ...

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### How to write vertical fractions in MS Word?

Does anyone know how to write vertical fractions in MS Word? In running text that is
I can see a way using the Insert Equation function but then you have to go out of your text, type the fraction, ...

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### LaTeX syntax no longer works in PowerPoint equation editor—how to fix it?

I am using PowerPoint for Mac 16.13.1 to type some equations on slides using the Insert -> Equation feature.
It used to be possible to use some limited LaTeX syntax when typing equation, e.g. \int, \...

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### Convert Equation Editor Equation to Plain Text?

I have a Word Document with some text and Equation Editor equations that needs to be pasted into AutoCAD. AutoCAD doesn't support Equation Editor (or LaTex) objects in a MTEXT field.
Is there a way ...

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### Office 365 Proplus-word Equation Tools does not work properly

I hope here is the right place to ask this question!
I used to work with Equation Tools in Office 365 Proplus. Rcently, I noticed some of its features do not work properly. Just to provide some ...

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### Symbol for Universal Set in Microsoft Word

I want to find a way to insert this symbol circled in orange.(Universal set notation used in a particular maths syllabus.)
Attempts so far.
Different scripts of "E" in Microsoft Word. (Palace ...

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### Turn math autocorrect back on in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

I was using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 Version 14.7.3 (170325) on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to edit formulas when suddenly the math autocorrect stopped working. So, for example, when in a formula ...

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### Overbrace/underbrace without extending brackets/parentheses in Microsoft Word

Avoid extending parentheses in equation in Microsoft Word
I'm using \overbrace to explain a part of an equation, like this:
cos(⏞(log(3) )^(θ=log(3) ) )+2
But the overbrace increases the height ...

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### How to insert a hyphen in Microsoft Equations instead of a minus sign?

When you write a-b in a Microsoft equation it assumes that this is 'a minus b' and adds spacing around the minus sign accordingly. But what if you want a hyphen instead such as in a double-barrelled ...

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### How to pasting the text without formatting lose in MS-Word2010 equation

I would like to convert the running text into Equation in MS-Word2010
For example I have already keyed the text "A2 + B2 = C2", and I have tried to copy and paste that text into MS-Word2010 equation ...

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### Shortcut to exit equation in MS Word 2016

My MS Word is set so that the keyboard-shortcut: Alt+= inserts an equation.
But how do I exit this equation, without having to use the mouse or the arrow keys? In other words, I want to exit the ...

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### Define custom equation with text shortcut in MS word equation editor

I'm currently typing out lots of equations in MS word and I would like to be able to define custom textual shortcuts for equations I enter often.
For example, I often type lim_(n->\infty). I would ...

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### Align superscript part after subscript part in equation

I would like to produce this in Microsoft Word using the equation tool:
However, entering c_rms [space] ^2 [space] produces this output instead:
How can I create an equation where the ^2 comes ...

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### In PowerPoint 2013, short hyphens in equations change to long ones after reopening the file. How to prevent this?

TL;DR: EXAMPLE-AAA changes to EXAMPLE — AAA after closing and opening a pptx.
I have PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 7 Enterprise.
In math mode (i.e. inserting an equation), sometimes I ...

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### Aligning a system of equations in MS Word

I'm working on a Word document rich of formulas that needs to be collected into a curly bracket.
This is what I managed to do up to now:
The problem is that I'd like all the equations to be left ...

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### Seeking a means to add "right harpoon upward" above a variable in equation editor in Microsoft Word 2013?

Edit: I specifically stated in my question that using \above is not an acceptable solution because of line-spacing issues. Nevertheless, this question has twice been marked as a potential duplicate of ...

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### Spaces between equations and Chinese characters in Microsoft Word

I am using Microsoft Word 2007. If I insert an equation by pressing Alt+= key inside some Chinese document, there will be no space between the equation and Chinese characters. This looks too crowded（...

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### Typing square root symbols in Microsoft Word Equation Editor

How do you use the keyboard to insert a square root symbol in Microsoft Word Equation Editor? I know that it can be inserted using the mouse, but I'm using it so frequently that that method (or ...

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### Animating individual lines of an equation array in PowerPoint

I want to reveal one line in an equation array (generated using the "\eqarray" command in PowerPoint) at a time. I.e., I want to mimic adding a "\pause" at the end of each line break in an equation ...

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### Word 2016 and equation editor 3.1 - Top of the equations are cut off

I want to open older Word documents in Word 2016. My problem is that top of the equations are cut off. Equations are made with Equation editor 3 and 3.1.
I have tried to set line spacing to single ...

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### Microsoft equation editor documentation

I am using the inbuilt equation editor in word and powerpoint 2013. My question is: where is there documentation of the features? There is nothing substantial in the inbuilt help, nor on Microsoft's ...

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### What is the best way to write Feynman slash notation in MS word?

Writing slashes appear displaced usually in word.
What is the best way and most visually appealing to write a slash and how to adjust the position of the slash.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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### Word 2016: How to align equations on the = sign when equations are in a column in a table

So, when I have a series of equations each on their own line in "display" mode, I can usually select them all and click "align on =" which horizontally aligns all of the equations at the = sign.
I am ...