Working with Microsoft Equation
To open the Microsoft Equation, do one of the following:
- Choose Insert -> Object... tab to open the Object dialog box:
Choose Microsoft Equation 3.0 from the Object type list, and click OK.
- Click the Microsoft Equation button in the toolbar.
- If you have any equation in your document, double-click in it.
- Select any equation in your document and press Alt+Shift+F9.
The Equation Editor opens:
Equation Editor Toolbar contains dozens of equation templates. Within each button on the toolbar, there are several tools available. Simply click on a button to see the tools contained in each. How to create an equation step-by step, see:
- Normal or Gaussian distribution in tip How to insert an equation with fractions, square roots and exponents:
- Gauss's law, also known as Gauss's flux theorem in tip How to insert an equation with integral:
- Electromagnetic tensor in tip How to insert an equation with matrix:
You can also use the keyboard to move around in an equation, for more details see Keystrokes for Moving the Cursor within an Equation.
Note: To use external to word, you can use the executable path: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Equation\EQNEDT32.EXE"
You can create a shortcut for this and placed it on the desktop.