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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Microsoft Office Equation Editor - Escaping built-in function names like 'min' and 'max'

Microsoft Office's equation editor tool recognizes certain words as function names—e.g., exp, max, sin, etc.—and the tool automatically applies "function formatting" to those names by (1) ...
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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 to write equal sign with long text above in microsoft word equation?

As this: I couldn't find a way to have a nice, long equal sign.
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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 ...
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Why won't the '&=' command in equation editor, Word 2016, work?

The two top equations: what I actually write. The two lowest: What word produces When I press 'shift+enter' after each line, the '&' dissappears, and the equations should align at '=', and this ...
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OneNote online and Android Equations

I need to take notes that include math equations. The equation editor in the desktop version of OneNote is great and does an fantastic job. However, i need to be able to see these equations in other ...
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Word 2013 Equation Matrix Partition

Is there anyway to create a matrix like below one when entering an equation? I did this matrix using the Microsoft Equation 3.0, but I would like to do it using the (for me, better) Equation Editor ...
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Select a different math font in Microsoft Word

I have a Word document with an equation. The font of the equation is "Cambria Math". How can I change this font into another font1? Selecting the equation (or something inside it) and changing the ...
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How to cross out term in equation editor in MS Word?

I would like to cross-out a term in equation inside the equation editor in word 2016. This the effect I would like to achieve in equation editor in MS Word 2016. Can tex commands be made compatible ...
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How to create vertical addition using the Word '13 equation editor

I wish to recreate the following vertical addition using the equation editor in Microsoft Word 2013: I have tried using an empty 3x3 matrix and filling it with the relevant symbols, however I cannot ...
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Word to PowerPoint: Equation Trouble

I'm preparing a PowerPoint presentation from a report I've already written in Word, with carefully typed-out mathematical equations in MathType or MS Equation Editor format. However, unlike text, when ...
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Microsoft Equation subscript not working as normal

So I've been using Microsoft Equation Editor for the past 3 months or so, and all of a sudden I'm getting a different result when I want a subscript. For example, if I want to get Dmin, I type "D_min"....
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Different Word 2016 equation editors

With the new Microsoft Word 2016 if you insert an equation through the Equation button within the Insert menu you get this new-looking editor. Equations created in such a way can be viewed in inline, ...
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Character spacing in word equations wrong when printed

In MS Word 2013 (Office 365 version) I wrote a document that contains some equations (using the Microsoft Equation Editor, not the Equation Tools). After printing it, I noticed bad character spacing ...
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Adding a vector\arrow above letter in Microsoft Word 2016 without Equation Editor

I want to get a letter with vector\arrow sign above it. How to do it without using Equation Editor in Microsoft Word 2016? Equations in MS Word are clumsy and inflexible structures and I want to avoid ...
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Convert text fractions to proper format in PowerPoint 2010

I inherited a large PPTX file with lecture slides. A lot of these have equations 'inline' with the text in the form z=x/y. I've been converting these to 'proper' equation format by highlighting them ...