How to insert an equation with a limit

Word 365
This tip shows how to add an equation with a limit. For example, the formula of a limit.

How to add an equation in your document, see Working with Microsoft Equation.

To add a limit to your formula, do the following:

In the Professional format:

   1.   Create your own equation.

   2.   Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Structures group, click the Limit and Log drop-down list:

Limit and Log formulas in Word 2016

In the Limit and Log list, choose Limit:

Limit structure in Limit and Log formulas Word 2016

   3.   In the limit template:

  • In the lower box, enter:
    • x,
    • Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Symbols group, in the list of symbols, choose Right Arrow:
      Right Arrow symbol in equations Word 2016
    • Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Symbols group, in the list of symbols, choose Infinity:
      Infinity symbol in equations Word 2016
  • In the right base box, enter f(x).

   4.   Then enter = L:

An equation with a limit in Word 2016

In the Linear format:

   1.   Create your own equation.

   2.   Enter one of the following:

  • lim_(x ->
  • lim_(x \to
  • lim_(x \rightarrow

Then you enter a space key, this linear formula transformed to the professional format:

An equation with a limit 1 in Word 2016

   3.   Enter \infty:

An equation with a limit 2 in Word 2016

After clicking a space key, Word will show an infinity symbol:

An equation with a limit 3 in Word 2016

   4.   Enter ) and a space key:

An equation with a limit 4 in Word 2016

   5.   In the base box of the limit, enter f (x).

   6.   Enter = L:

An equation with a limit in Word 2016

See also how to create other types of equations.

See also this tip in French: Comment insérer une équation avec une limite.

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