While creating your Word document, you may need to use mathematical expressions
such as equations, formulas, summations, complex fractions, or nonstandard
symbols. With a proper understanding of the Equation Editor you will be better
equipped to create such expressions. This document explains how to access the
Equation Editor, and provides a brief overview of the editor itself.

• Accessing the Equation Editor

• The Equation Editor

• Using the Equation Editor

**Accessing the Equation Editor**

The Equation Editor appears as a dialog box in which you
can create equations.

1. Place the insertion point in the location you want to insert an equation

2. From the Insert menu, select **Object...
**The Object dialog box appears.

3. Select

4. Click

The Equation Editor dialog box appears.

**The Equation Editor**

The Equation Editor dialog box consists of three main
parts: the Symbols toolbar, the Templates toolbar, and the text box.

HINT: To view a definition of each button, hover the cursor over it. A
definition will appear in the bottom left corner.

**Mathematical symbols toolbar
**Provides you with access to an array of mathematical symbols for use in the
creation of equations.

**Mathematical templates toolbar **

Provides you with access to an array of mathematical templates for use in the
creation of equations, including fractions, summations, and matrices

**Equation text box **

The text box allows you to formulate your equation to be entered into your
document.

**Using the Equation Editor**

Once you have accessed the Equation Editor, you can create
your equation and then insert it into your document.

1. Access the Equation Editor

2. To insert a symbol, from the Mathematical symbols toolbar, select the desired
symbol(s)

3. To insert a template

a. From the Mathematical templates toolbar, select the desired template(s)

b. Within the outline text boxes, type the appropriate information

4. Repeat steps 2-3 as needed to complete your equation

5. Close the Equation Editor Your equation is inserted into your document.