## MS Word 2007 Equation Writer Tutorial By

This tutorial is intended to give the reader an introduction to using the equation writing. tools in MS Word 2007. It is not intended as a complete set of …

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MS Word 2007 Equation Writer Tutorial By Mervin E. Newton Thiel College This tutorial is intended to give the reader an introduction to using the equation writing tools in MS Word 2007. It is not intended as a complete set of instructions for that software, but a person who has mastered the basics using this tutorial, should be able to figure out some of the more complex applications with the assistance of the build in “Help” menus. To start entering an equation into a document, place the curser where the equation should go then click on “Insert” near the upper left corner of the screen: . Now click on “ π Equation” in the upper right corner of the screen: . A box that says “Type equation here” will appear at the location of the cursor: . You can now start typing the equation. For example, let us create the inequality 2 . Click on “Insert” then on “ π Equation”, then type “x”. We see on the tool bar a group of math symbols that include the less than or equal sign: . Click on ” ” and it will be inserted into the inequality. Now type “2”. The tool bar has 7 rows of basic math symbols, but it only shows 2 rows at a time. Notice that there are three scroll buttons at the right end of the that tool bar. The top and middle buttons will scroll up and down respectively through the rows, and the bottom one will display all 70 symbols. Scroll down or display the entire array of symbols and click on “”. HINT: If the equation is to be followed by some punctuation, such as a period because it is at the end of a sentence, make that punctuation part of the equation. If the cursor is placed in a line with text, the editor will assume the equation is intended to be on that line. If the equation is intended to be displayed, click on the scoll down button on at the right of the equation box then click on “Change to Display”. If the cursor is at the beginning of a blank line, the editor assumes the equation is intended to be a display. If it is intended to be in the line of text, click on the scroll down button and then on “Change to Inline”. To continue with normal text after the equation has been completed, click anywhere outside of the equation box. To edit an existing equation, click anywhere on the equation. To get the equation tools back, click on “Equation Tools”, which has appeared about 2/3rds of the way across the top of the screen. Now make changes inside the equation box the same as anywhere else in the document.

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Now let us try something a bit more complicated, say . Get into the equation editor as before and type “y=a”. Notice that one need not type the spaces, the equation editor puts them in. Now notice the box of design tools in the equation editor tool bar: . Click on the scroll down button under the big e x to see a selection of subscript and supperscript templates. Click on the choice . Now click in the lower left box, where the base goes, and type the x. Now press the right arrow key to move the cursor to the upper right box, were the exponent goes, (or click in the exponent box), and type the 3. Press the right key again to get to the right of the exponent structure and continue typing “+c”. Scroll down the list of script templates again and notice that there a

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