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How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?

Although the OP asked about Microsoft Word 2010, there is another option in Microsoft Word 2016 that seems to work better. Based on this MSDN blog post, it is now possible to insert right-aligned ...
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Select a different math font in Microsoft Word

While not being a universal solution (Not every font is suitable for this solution), the alternate font XITS Math provides a font that works with the equation editor out of the box. Here is what it's ...
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How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?

This solution does not take care of automatic labeling and assigning captions, however, I believe it will be quite useful to people looking at this thread. Adding a number to an equation is way more ...
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How to insert a hyphen in Microsoft Equations instead of a minus sign?

Simply adding speech marks around the text causes it to be treated as 'Normal text' so the minus sign is treated as a hyphen with no spacing around it. Regular minus sign by typing a-b: Hyphen by ...
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Find and replace text inside equations in word 2013

There is, but with limitations, and it's clumsy. Change all your equations to "Linear" (instead of "Professional"). For example, select all, go to the Equation tab, and click "Linear" on the left ...
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Prevent fraction formatting in equation in Office 2019?

Short answer Write a\/b instead of a/b. An alternative for larger expressions can be \ldiv, which changes in size and adds more spacing. E.g., the sequence ((1+3)/4)\ldiv{(1-3)/4) will produce Long ...
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Adding a vector\arrow above letter in Microsoft Word 2016 without Equation Editor

Please try this when enter equation: (ABC)\vec After entering this, you should enter some spaces. You can find the information in this pdf: Plain Tex Math at 3.8 Stretchy Characters.
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Word 2016: How to align equations on the = sign when equations are in a column in a table

The Align at = option isn't available across table cells. As a workaround, you can split your equations to three columns: the left hand side, the equals sign and right hand side. So for each equation ...
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Select a different math font in Microsoft Word

An addition to the answer by RAnders00, there is a very quick way to change all of the fonts of existing equations using the advanced find. "Advanced Find" allows you to search by format as well as ...
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Shortcut to exit equation in MS Word 2016

I came here so many times when I encountered this problem until I realised the simple answer: you just press Alt+= again!
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LaTeX syntax no longer works in PowerPoint equation editor—how to fix it?

After a lot of trying things out and searching the internet, I found two 'solutions'. Delete the folders ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.PowerPoint and ~/Library/Group Containers/...
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How to cross out term in equation editor in MS Word?

My solution is kind of a disparate one, but it is a solution. The idea is to use latex and MathJax to form a cancel term, then copy it to MS Word, and save it as a building block. This is my recipe, ...
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How to create vertical addition using the Word '13 equation editor

There is a way to write columnar additions and it gives a similar look to what you presented above. Add a blank equation (Ribbon: Insert > Equation). From the Equation Tools tab in the Ribbon, add a ...
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Spacing around negative sign in MS Office's Equation Editor

The closest solution to this problem that I found is to use "Normal text" mode. Either select the minus sign and press "Normal text" in equation constructor, or put it as "-"5 instead of simply -5 ...
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Typing square root symbols in Microsoft Word Equation Editor

Type in \sqrt x followed by another space to insert the square root of x. Replace x with a longer expression in parentheses to insert the square root of that, e.g., \sqrt (x+1). Don't forget that ...
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Shortcut to exit equation in MS Word 2016

Press the right arrow key on your keyboard, you will then be out of the equation editor and continue with typing your document. Update (19 September 2021): Pressing Alt+= inserts/opens the Equation ...
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Typing square root symbols in Microsoft Word Equation Editor

There are several ways you can insert the square root symbol in Microsoft Word. And using the insert equation option is just one of them. To insert the square root symbol in word, just follow the ...
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Select a different math font in Microsoft Word

So I kept running into a problem where I would change the equation font to Times New Roman and it would immediately jump back to Cambria. To fix this you may have to find this super obscure little ...
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What is the best way to write Feynman slash notation in MS word?

I don’t understand the advanced features of the EQ field, either, but one simple trick that’s not obvious is that you can apply font formatting to the components of an overstrike.  For example, This ...
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Spacing around negative sign in MS Office's Equation Editor

You can force the issue by wrapping invisible “parentheses” around the number: 25\angle\left -5° \right or by using an abstract box that enforces spacing for an unary operator: 25\angle\box(4&-)...
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LaTeX syntax no longer works in PowerPoint equation editor—how to fix it?

I was leery of removing files from ~/Library, but I didn't want to have to completely reinstall Office either, so I eventually did this, and it worked for me. To make it a little safer, save the ...
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Microsoft Word 2013 Equation Editor: How to insert a tab character into an equation?

You can use Control + Tab inside the equation editor, then press space to align symbols in your equation. This will function as a divider so you can align different parts of your formula with previous ...
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Convert MathType equations to native Word 2007/2010 equations

this way works converting from mathtype version 7... to ms word 2016: double click on equation and open it within mathtype editor. go: preferences > cut and copy preferences click: MathML or TeX ...
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Word to PowerPoint: Equation Trouble

Try different past options. Past options (clipboard icon) pops up after each paste. Default selections for in-line paste, cross-document paste and cross-application paste can also be changed in ...
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Microsoft equation editor documentation

There is no proper documentation for this equations feature (which first appeared in Word 2007). I learned how to use it from Unicode Technical Note #28: Unicode Nearly Plain-Text Encoding of ...
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What is the best way to write Feynman slash notation in MS word?

I ended up here searching for the same doubt and after trying what you said about typing { EQ \O(a,/)} it didnt work (at least in my word version). After more internet researchs, I realized that in ...
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Seeking a means to add "right harpoon upward" above a variable in equation editor in Microsoft Word 2013?

I did some digging and found that if you go under AutoCorrect Options, there is a tab there for "Math AutoCorrect". There you can see a list of all the \ shorthand commands. One of them is \rhvec ...
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Very old doc-file with equations

The old documents contain a wealth of formula characters. There is a risk that your very old documents will no longer be readable. But, your further steps depend on some boundary conditions too you ...
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How can I remove the parentheses from equation cross-references in Word?

It is an extra step. You need to cross-reference to a bookmark. You can bookmark just the number in the caption and assign a name to the bookmark like "Eq1." Then cross-reference to the ...
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