# Setting font size and styles in an equation

To change
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font sizes
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in

**Equation Editor**, follow next steps:

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1.
**
Open
**
Equation Editor
**
(how to open the
**
Equation Editor
**
, see
Working with Microsoft Equation
).

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2.
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In the
**
Size
**
menu, click
**
Define...
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to open the
**
Sizes
**
dialog box:

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3.
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Set the
**
Full
**
size to the same size as your text in Word. Use
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"pt"
*
to denote points.

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Note:
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Set the

**Full**size in points, and the other sizes in percent. That way when you change the full size setting, you don't need to change the others. They will retain the proper proportion. Use these percentage values as a guide; revise as desired:

To change
*
font style
*
, do the following:

**
1.
**
Open
**
Equation Editor
**
(how to open the
**
Equation Editor
**
, see
Working with Microsoft Equation
).

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2.
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In the
**
Style
**
menu, click
**
Define...
**
to open the
**
Styles
**
dialog box.

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3.
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Set the styles to the desired font by using the drop-down lists. The styles
**
Text
**
,
**
Function
**
,
**
Variable
**
,
**
Matrix-Vector
**
, and
**
Number
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may be set to whatever font you want. Normally these 5 styles are the same as each other, and the same as what you're using in Word.

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CAUTION:
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These 3 styles must always be set to

**Symbol**font:

**L.C. Greek**,

**U.C. Greek**, and

**Symbol**. Failure to do this will cause unpredictable results!

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Note:
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You can use next shortcut keys for changing font style in the

**Equation Editor**:

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Applying styles to an equation using keys:
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Math
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Ctrl+Shift+=
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Text
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Ctrl+Shift+E
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Function
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Ctrl+Shift+F
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Variable
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Ctrl+Shift+I
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Greek
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Ctrl+Shift+G
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Matrix-Vector
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Ctrl+Shift+B
**