# Questions tagged [equations]

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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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### Equation editor, limits

I am trying to write an equation with sum operators (sigma) in both numerator and denominator. The equation editor changes the limits locations to in-line instead to placing them above the sum sign. ...

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### MS Word 365 Equation Numbering Formatting with Chapter Number

I am writing a document in there are equations, each of which should have the chapter number and the equation number (e.g., 2.1). I would prefer my equations remain in display mode, so I am using the ...

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### Convert LibreOffice Writer formula to plain text

Is there a way to automatically "flatten" all formula objects in a LibreOffice Writer document into plain text, e.g. to the plain-text representation one uses to type the formulae in the formula ...

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### How to do a reverse goal seek formula in order to solve this equation?

I have created a model whereby I've got the following: Cost (column P) Dealer price (Column S) Current List price (Column T)
I've then done some market research and have adjusted List pricing (RRP) ...

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### Powerpoint 2010 converted all slides with equations to pictures - how to convert back?

Due to a compatibility issue of some sort when saving the file to .ppt, PowerPoint 2010 converted all slides containing an equation to a picture of the text frame containing the equation. This text ...

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### Skill Based Expereince Tracker: What Equation Would Work For This

I'm trying to build a experience tracker for a table top game my friends and I play. They gain 2 points for each time they use a skill. Then, once their point pool reaches their [skill level * 10] ...

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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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### Align equation to bracket in Microsoft Word

I need to align the second equation to the left, do you have any advice on how to do it?
Already tried through the align left(Alt+L), and inserting ā&ā before the second equation.

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### Commands like \cdot and \delta not working when making equations in MS Word 2018 Mac

I have been redirected to this site.
I just installed MS Word 2018 on my new laptop (Mac) the other night and I have run into problems when I make equations. When I type a command into the equation ...

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### MS Word: how do I type an equation involving letters above/below an arrow?

I am trying to reproduce the following in MS Word 2016. That is, letters above and below an arrow. Does anyone know how I can achieve this?

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### Microsoft Word insert new equation shows a sort of blue bracklet box

Everytime I insert a new equation, it appears between two weirdd bluish box schaped bracklets with gray font color. It started a few days ago and I never had this before.
I thought a computer reboot ...

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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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### Show fraction as it is in excel [duplicate]

I have an excel formula: =(3+2)/2
which outputs: 2.5
I want the cell to appear exactly like: (3+2)/2
and also use it in calculations. Is there a way to do this?

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### How do I apply the same equation to other cells?

I have a simple excel sheet with groundwater levels sampled from different wells over time. It looks something like this:
But with a lot more wells, dates and measurements taken over the course of ...

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### Microsoft Word 2016: math equation shortcut, hitting space bar changes nothing

I have an issue when writing shortcuts for equations in Word 2016. Say I want to write xĀ². When I add a new equation and write x^2, then if I hit the space bar nothing happens. It doesn't ...

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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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### Using mathmatical equivalent of Excel PMT function to solve for number of years [closed]

Thanks to this forum I understand the math equivalent to the PMT function is P = (Pv*R) / [1 - (1 + R)^(-n)], and it works well. However, I'd like to solve for n given P, and my algebra is but a 50 ...

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### How do I combine String with each comma separated value from another Cell

I am working with a list of account numbers in column A and list of subs in column B. Column A has just the account number for example: 310050. Column B has a list of subs: Example: 10,11,30. What I ...

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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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### Open Office Calc - What formula can be used to find a value in a column based on another value being reached in a different column

So I have 2 separate columns (Column A / B for this matter) which use different formulas to increment for approximately different amounts. I need a formula / equation which when column B reaches a ...

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### how to get rid of extra spaces below a page in MS word

I am writing equations in word using tables. My problem is, when the space below the page is insufficient for the equation, the equation goes to the next page and there is a blank space at the bottom ...

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### How can I change the height of mathematical equations in Microsoft Word 2013?

How can I change the height of mathematical equations in Microsoft Word 2013?
Example: I would like to change the height of the following selected equation:
to have the same the height as the ...

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### Excel Formula to interpret 4.15 as 4 hours, 15 minutes

I am creating a timesheet/rota for my company and each single cell contains the IN time and OUT time, presented as "9-3".
I have created a function which will SUM the string of 6 days, calculating ...

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### Shortcut of 'adding an equation' in Word 2016 for laptop

In Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows, Alt+* is a shortcut key for adding an equation.
However, there is no separate key for * on my laptop keyboard.
I have to use Shift+8 to insert '*', yet
Alt+Shift+8 ...

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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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### Audio Equalisation

While using my computer, I noticed that when one program makes a loud noise, all other sounds are softened.
(e.g. Playing music and and an email notification comes in.)
Is there a way to disable ...

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### Text with both a superscript and a subscript in Microsoft Visio 2013

I wonder how to add text with both a superscript and a subscript in Microsoft Visio 2013.
Example:
I am aware of the fact I could use Microsoft Word Equation Editor for that purpose:
but the ...

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### How to write āindependent and identically distributedā symbol in MS Word?

How can I write the symbol below using MS Word equation editor?

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### Rendering MathML in gmail & similar

I am trying to generate inline equations in an email. I am composing in Outlook and using MathML, which appears as desired in Outlook itself. On testing, received email looks fine in Outlook, but in ...

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### Equation or proper indexing in Microsoft Visio 2013

I am using Visio 2013 and I am trying to properly add an index to a variable c' (label of a square element) so that it is below the '. This is possible in Word 2013 using an equation, however I cannot ...

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### Excel 2013 repeating equation on all rows

How do we repeat an equation on all the rows? Endlessly, as we enter data in other columns of the row, I want equation to calculate. Technically creating a new row everyday but I want to calculate as ...

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### How can the SUM be repeated in the equation until answer is less than or equal to 1?

Base equation
(J3+x)/150
Multiply answer by x then divide all by 150 and Repeat
( ((J3+x)/150)x )/150
(( ( ((J3+x)/150)x )/150 )x)/150
Keep repeating until the answer to the last repeat is <=1. ...

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### how to setup (x) to (x) + 1 ÷ 5 + 3 calculation in excel?

I have been given an equation and also the correct calculation. However trying to set it up in excel is not matching the desired result. I am unable to figure out if i do not understand the equation, ...

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### Using Microsoft Excel 2013 to Calculate Work Hours

I am trying to develop a table that will calculate our techs' response times.
In column C is when the call was received and in column F is when the tech responded. Columns D and E are to be ...

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### If there are values in specific cells, I need them to subtract from one main cell

I need to find an equation so if there are any values from B2-R2 it will subtract 1 from W2 which needs to start at a value of 17.
For example, if the value of D2 is 6 it will subtract 1 from W2. ...

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### Searching inside equations in MS word 2013

I have a question similar to this previously-asked question. But, mine is different.
How can I search inside the equations I have written in MS-word 2013?

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### Getting non-inline / display version of Microsoft Word equations in front of bullets

I have a numbered bullet followed by an equation on the next line as this:
When I go to start of the equation and hit backspace to bring it in front of bullet, equation formatting changes to occupy ...

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### PowerPoint equations screwed up

Office 2013;
Opening powerpoints from a book publisher, but the equations are all messed up.
Here is picture of before-and-after
The only fix I know is to double-click on the equation, which opens ...

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### Defining math shortcuts/macros for Microsoft Word

Is it possible, in any version of Microsoft Word, to define shortcuts for recurring mathematical expressions? (preferably in a way that allows updating all occurences at once if needed)
For instance, ...

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### Microsoft Equation 3.0 with Word 2013

I am having a weird issue with 2 of my workstations here. Both workstations are fairly new running Windows 7 Professional 64bit and Office 2013. When I attempt to edit a equation from Word 2013, I ...

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### Referencing to Equations in word 2010 - problems with parantheses

I use equation referencing word, in particular a solution on using a table with equation numbering suggested here how easily add equation numbers in word.
In addition, I want to add parantheses ...

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### Excel Extending Equations

So I have an excel table that is multiply 1 value against several other values. It looks like this:
So I want the equations inside cells C14 to F14 to be B14*C5, B14*C6, B14*C7, B14*C8 respectively. ...

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### Equations cause wrong error messages in spelling check in Word, how to avoid?

If I write āThus x is larger than y.ā in normal mode in Word, no error is reported in spelling check. But if I turn āxā and āyā into equations (by selecting them and then giving the command Insert ā ...

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### What determines the set of fonts that can be set in Equation Tools in MS Word 2007 and newer?

In Microsoft Word 2007 and newer, if you enter Equation Tools and then click on the Equation Options buttons (the very small button in the lower right corner of the Tools group in the Design tab), the ...

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### Reference equations using letters and numbers in Microsoft Word 2010

I want to have equations numbered like (1.1a) (1.1b).
It's like this question in TEX but I want to do it in Microsoft Word 2010.
I already know how to number equations using this great question How ...

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### put an equation object in an excel cell?

I always use "Equation Object" in Microsoft Word, and I know that one can also insert such an object in Excel. However, the inserted Equation Object just "floats" on excel, it's not "inside" any cell.
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### Convert Microsoft Word old Equations to new format in Word 2013

How can I convert the old Microsoft word equations (version 3) to the new format?
I have an old document file full of equations, and an automatic conversion solution rather than re-typing all ...

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### Prevent Word from making outer parentheses larger when using Equation Editor?

When writing a mathematical expression with nested parentheses in Word 2007 using the Equation command, Word often makes the outermost parentheses somewhat larger than other parentheses:
The size ...

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### Solving a linear equation with excel

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask (Meta says it's the right place but you never know) but I'm really struggling with finding a simple answer to this.
I'm using Excel 2011 for Mac, and want it ...