How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Don’t get your hopes up about your new ability to add ink equations to your Word 2016 document. This new facility is a little shaky, and we’ve had varying degrees of success using it.

To add your own ink equation, go to the Insert tab and click on the down arrow at the bottom of the Equation command. Select Ink Equation.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

In the writing area that opens up, draw out your equation with your mouse. Alternatively, if you have a touch device, you can use your finger or a touch stylus to write math equations by hand, and Word 2016 will convert it to text. We entered a new theorem we’ve been working on for a while, but Word 2016 had difficulty recognising the “m”:

All is not lost! You can tell Word what it got wrong and select an alternative. With the above misquoted equation, we chose the Select and Correct option and dragged a selection marquee around the “m”. Word 2016 presents a list of alternatives with which we can replace the erroneous “n”.

Selecting “m” now corrects the equation.

Although the ink equation is not truly editable, we can manipulate it to a certain extent. In addition to replacing individual elements as we have just done, we can also erase others. Click on the Erase button, drag over the element you want to remove and it will disappear.

We can add to the equation using the Write button. Click on that, and resume writing by drawing the letters with your mouse or pen.

You can get rid of everything and start from scratch again by clicking Clear.

We felt that the Ink Equation facility really could do with an undo and redo feature, but we’ll see whether that materialises.

Need to put a math equation in a Microsoft Word document? Here’s how to make sure it looks perfect, every time.

If you ever had to present an equation as part of a Word document — maybe you’re studying mat — you know manually entering formulae isn’t easy. The the amount of special characters involved and the complexity of proper formatting can make it really tough. Fortunately, Microsoft Office 2016 offers some tools to make life a little easier.

Once you’re fully aware of the assists built into the Office suite, properly integrating even the most complicated equations into your work will be a breeze. Then there’s just the simple matter of understanding what you have in front of you.

1. Inserting Stock Equations

There are certain mathematical equations that Office users will need time and time again, so Microsoft decided to save everyone some time and effort by offering several built-in staples.

These equations can be accessed by heading to the Symbols section of the Insert tab. Click the Equation dropdown and choose one of the built-in examples to insert it into your document.

Once the equation is on the page, you can use the dropdown to its right to make tweaks like switching between the Linear and Professional formatting styles. The box on the right hand side of the equation is simply a “handle” to make it easier to drag the statement around your document without its contents being rearranged.

It’s worth noting that you can make edits to these built-in equations simply by highlighting individual values and typing in the desired replacement. Once you’ve done that, you can use the drop-down option Save as New Equation to store this formula for further usage.

It’s well worth checking out the More Equations from Office.com option from the Equations drop-down in the Ribbon. As long as you’re connected to the Internet, this will offer up further pre-written equations sourced online, ranging from relatively simple stuff like a basic fraction multiplication template, to more in-depth formulas like the Gamma Function.

2. Writing Out Equations Manually

To start writing an equation manually, navigate to the Symbols section of the Insert tab and click the word Equation itself, rather than the accompanying drop-down button.

The shortcut to start typing out an equation is ALT+=. You’ll notice that when you start creating an equation manually, the Ribbon will relocate to the Equation Tools section of the Design tab to give you quick access to a number of symbols and structures. It’s great to have these characters on hand, but you can of course also use the corresponding ASCII codes or even the Character Map.

Note that while you’re in this mode, input from your keyboard will default to italicized math text when you’re in a math region. If you don’t want this to happen, use the Normal Text toggle in the Tools section of the Ribbon.

Once you’ve written up your equation, you can use the standard text formatting tools in Word to edit its visual appearance. However, changing the typeface likely won’t have much of an effect — only specialized math-friendly fonts tend to feature all the necessary characters. You can still amend text size and color as normal.

If your equation is one that you’re likely to reuse on a regular basis, it’s well worth saving it so you don’t have to write out the formula manually each time. To do so, click the dropdown button on the right hand side of your equation and select Save as New Equation.

The save dialog that opens up as a result is largely self-explanatory, but do take a moment to consider the Options drop-down. This will allow you to stipulate whether your equation can be inserted directly into text, or whether it defaults to being added as a new paragraph or even a new page. The latter two options won’t be appropriate for every single formula that you write, but they will save you time and effort when it comes to formatting in certain situations.

3. Drawing an Equation With Ink

Office 2016 also lets you write out equations freehand, either using your mouse or a touch interface. If you’re planning on working with the latter input method, make sure to familiarize yourself with Windows Ink beforehand.

Once you’re ready to get started, head to the Symbols section of the Insert tab and use the Equation drop-down. Select Ink Equation to open the drawing interface.

The drawing interface consists of a space for you to write, and a preview box that shows how the equation will look on the page. This gives you the opportunity to perfect your work before it’s inserted into the document — but you’ll likely find that Windows Ink is able to read your handwriting quite accurately.

Write out your equation in full before you go back to make any edits. Windows Ink is smart enough to take context into account, so even if it misunderstands certain characters as you’re writing them, it might auto-correct to the desired result after the entry is complete.

If you do need to fine-tune your equation, you have two tools at your disposal. The first is the Erase function, which deletes individual characters or symbols one by one and cannot be undone, so be careful as you’re using it.

You can also use Select and Correct to replace an element of your equation, rather than deleting it outright. To employ this tool, select it at the bottom of the window and use the cursor to draw around the character or symbol you want to amend until it turns red.

You’ll then be presented with a selection of replacements to pick from. If the character you’re looking for isn’t listed, you’ll just have to make another attempt at drawing it.

Once your equation is ready, just click Insert and it will be added to your document.

Do you have a tip on how to produce perfect equations in Office 2016? Or are you looking for help with a particular problem that’s not covered by this article? Head to the comments section to ask for advice, or offer it up to other readers.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

This lesson shows you how to insert equations in Word within a document. This lesson covers inserting a preset equation and also manually entering an equation.

To insert equations in Word from one of the preset equations, first place your cursor at the insertion point in your document where you want the equation to appear. Then click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon. At the right end of the tab is the “Symbols” button group. Click the drop-down arrow on the “Equation” button in this button group to then open the menu of choices.

Scroll through the “Built-In” section to view the available preset equations. If you don’t see what you want, then hover over the “More Equations from Office.com” command to see a new side menu of choices. After finding the preset equation to insert, then click it in either of these areas to insert it into your document.

Alternatively, you can insert equations in Word by manually entering an equation. You can do this if you don’t see the equation you want in the list of preset equations. To manually insert an equation in Word, first place your cursor at the insertion point in your document where you want the equation to appear. Then click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Equation” button in the “Symbols” button group. A blank equation is then inserted into your document.

At that point, then either an “Equation” contextual tab or a “Design” tab of an “Equation Tools” contextual tab appears in the Ribbon, depending on your Office version. On this contextual tab, then click the buttons in the “Symbols” and “Structures” button groups, in conjunction with any symbols or numbers you need to enter using your keyboard keys, to enter your desired equation into the equation field .

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Insert Equations in Word – Instructions: A picture that shows how to insert a preset equation into a Word document.

After you insert equations in Word using either option, you can click the drop-down arrow in the equation field to see a menu of options. Selecting the “Save as New Equation…” option from the menu adds the equation to the drop-down menu of the “Equation” button. You can also choose how the equation looks by selecting the “Professional” or “Linear” options. The next options, “Change to Inline” or “Change to Display,” set how to insert the equation into the document. Selecting “Display” lets you adjust the equation’s justification by using the options in the drop-down menu under the “Justification” option. Selecting “Inline” locks the equation to its original insertion point.

You can also use the buttons in the “Equation” contextual tab in the Ribbon to edit any equation you have inserted. To delete an equation, select it in your document. Then press the “Delete” or “Del” key on your keyboard .

Insert Equations in Word: Instructions

How to Insert Preset Equations in Word:

  1. To insert a preset equation in Word, place your cursor at insertion point in your document where you want the equation to appear.
  2. Then click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Then click the “Equation” button in the “Symbols” button group on the right end of the tab.
  4. Scroll through the “Built-In” section to view the available preset equations.
  5. Hover over the “More Equations from Office.com” option to see a new side menu of choices.
  6. Then click an equation to insert it into your document.

How to Manually Insert Equations in Word:

  1. Alternatively, to manually insert and create an equation in Word, place your cursor at the insertion point in your document.
  2. Then click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Then click the “Equation” button in the “Symbols” button group.
  4. Word then inserts a blank equation field into your document.
  5. Then either an “Equation” contextual tab or a “Design” tab of an “Equation Tools” contextual tab appears in the Ribbon, depending on your Office version.
  6. To enter an equation into the blank field, use the “Symbols” and “Structures” button groups on this contextual tab, in conjunction with your keyboard keys.

How to Set Options for Equations in Word:

  1. To set options for your equation, click the drop-down arrow in the equation field.
  2. To add the equation to the list of equations in the “Equation” drop-down menu, choose the “Save as New Equation…” command from the drop-down menu.
  3. To choose how the equation appears in the document, choose either the “Professional” or “Linear” options from the drop-down menu.
  4. To determine how the equation is inserted into the document, choose the “Change to Inline” or “Change to Display” option.
  5. After selecting an option, the other option then appears in the drop-down menu.
  6. To set the justification of the equation field, select the “Change to Display” option.
  7. Then use the “Justification” option in the equation field drop-down to set the justification.
  8. Alternatively, select “Inline” to lock the justification to the original insertion point.

How to Edit Equations in Word:

  1. To edit an equation in Word, select the equation field.
  2. Then use the buttons in the “Equation” contextual tab in the Ribbon to edit the equation.

How to Delete Equations in Word:

  1. To delete an equation in Word, select it in the document.
  2. Then press the “Delete” or “Del” key on your keyboard.

Insert Equations in Word: Video Lesson

The following video lesson, titled “ Inserting Equations ,” shows you how to insert equations in Word. If you’d like to learn more, this video lesson is from our complete Word tutorial , titled “ Mastering Word Made Easy v.2019 and 365 .”

Some of the content in this topic may not be applicable to some languages.

All versions of Microsoft Office Word produced since 2007 include built-in support for writing and editing equations. Versions prior to Microsoft Office Word 2007 used the Microsoft Equation 3.0 add-in or the Math Type add-in. Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0 is not supported in Office 2016 or Office 2013.

Note:  The Equation command is unavailable in Compatibility Mode. To turn off Compatibility Mode, convert the document to the current Microsoft Office Word file format.

If an equation was written in a version of Word prior to Microsoft Office Word 2007 and you want to edit the equation by using the current version of Microsoft Word, you need to use the add-in (such as Math Type) that was used to write the equation.

Word includes equations that you can drop into your documents—no formatting required. If the built-in equations don’t meet your needs, you can modify them or you can build your own sophisticated equation from scratch.

With the ink-to-math feature in Word 2016, you can also write out equations with your stylus, finger, or mouse, and have Word convert them to text.

Click Insert > Equation and choose the equation you want from the gallery.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

If you’d rather start from scratch, type Alt+= or choose Insert New Equation at the bottom of the gallery.

After you insert the equation or the placeholder for your new equation, the Equation Tools Design tab opens with many symbols and options for customizing and adding to your equation. Select the equation whenever you want the tab to reappear.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Note: You can also select the equation and then select the arrow next to it to save it as a new equation, move it from inline to center.

Click Draw > Ink to Math Convert and then click Ink Equation at the bottom of the gallery.

Use a stylus or your finger to write a math equation by hand. If you’re not using a touch device, use your mouse to write out the equation. You can select portions of the equation and edit them as you go, and use the preview box to make sure Word is correctly interpreting your handwriting.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

When you’re satisfied, click Insert to convert the ink equation to an equation in your document.

As with built-in equations, once you insert the equation, the Equation Tools Design tab opens with many symbols and options for customizing and adding to your equation. Select the equation whenever you want the tab to reappear.

To write an equation, you can use Unicode character codes and Math AutoCorrect entries to replace text with symbols. For more information, see Insert a symbol or special character.

When you type an equation, Word automatically converts the equation into a professionally formatted equation.

On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow under Equation, and then click Insert New Equation.

Type an equation.

On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow next to Equations, and then click the equation that you want.

Select the equation that you want to add.

Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Tools group, click Equation, and then click Save Selection to Equation Gallery.

In the Create New Building Block dialog box, type a name for the equation.

In the Gallery list, click Equations.

Select any other options that you want.

On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow under Equation, and then click Insert New Equation.

Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Structures group, click the structure type that you want, such as a fraction or a radical, and then click the structure that you want.

If the structure contains placeholders, click in the placeholders and type the numbers or symbols that you want. Equation placeholders are small, dotted boxes in an equation .

To edit a mathematical equation that was written in Word 2013, just click in the equation to make the changes you want. When you do, you’ll see Equation Tools in the ribbon.

Note:  If you don’t see the Equation Tools, the equation may have been created in an older version of Word. If so, see Change an equation that was written in a previous version of Word.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Click Design to see tools for adding various elements to your equation.

In the Symbols group, you’ll find math related symbols. To see all the symbols, click the More button. To see other sets of symbols, click the arrow in the upper right corner of the gallery.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

The Structures group provides structures you can insert. Just choose a structure to insert it and then replace the placeholders, the small dotted-line boxes, with your own values.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

To control where and how the equation is displayed on the page, click the arrow on the right side of the content control—the container holding the equation.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

The Professional option displays the equation as a two-dimensional value. The Linear option displays the equation so it fits on one line.

If you convert a document created in a version of Microsoft Office Word prior to Microsoft Office Word 2007 and save it as a current Microsoft Office Word file, you will not be able to use versions of Word prior to Microsoft Office 2007 to change any equations in the document.

To use Microsoft Office Word 2007 to convert a document created in a version of Microsoft Office Word prior to Microsoft Office Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Save As. Select Word document as your new file format and then click Save.

To use Microsoft Office Word 2010, 2013 and 2016 to convert a document created in a version of Microsoft Office Word prior to Microsoft Office Word 2007, click File, and then click Save As. Select Word document as your new file format and then click Save.

It is now possible, at no extra cost, to embed accessible math equations within Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google Docs, Mac Office Software (Pages, Key Note), and D2L using MathType add-in. Creating equations using MathType, puts them into the accessible format MathML that can render directly in web browsers. When equations are in MathML they can be read correctly by a screen reader such as Jaws, Read Aloud, and Voice Over. The equations can also then be converted to Nemeth Braille on a Braille Display that is typically connected to the computer via USB or Bluetooth.

What is Accessible Math?

Accessible math is a format with the following characteristics and benefits:

  1. The math is visible in a notation that a computer generates from fonts in its character set. It is not an image file. Unfortunately, many current applications use image files for displaying equations. While it is possible to add “Alt text” to these images, this does not provide access to manipulate, edit or solve it.
  2. A screen reader can read the equation and sequence through it character by character.
  3. A Braille display can present it in standard Nemeth or UEB Braille.
  4. The user can independently edit and solve it.
  5. The user can create math in the same format. At MSU, this will enable students to give their work back to the professor.
  6. The math is searchable. This enables users to navigate documents and find the equations or parts of equations needed. This will also enable researchers to find equations online.
  7. Artificial Intelligence will have access to the math which will enable unlimited ways for users to learn and use these equations.

What is MathML?

MathML (Mathematical Markup Language) is an industry standard adopted by the W3C as the approved way of expressing math on the web. MathML is a markup language written in XML syntax. It describes structure and content of mathematical notation.

Using MathML provides the highest level of accessibility to math within digital documents. MathML equations will, for instance, increase in size as users change font size to increase readability. MathML also allows the synthetic speech user to set different verbosity levels, automatically adjusts for the user’s native language, and supports aural navigation through complex math equations for better understanding. For Braille users, MathML supports various Braille math formats, subject to Braille translation software support. https://www.washington.edu/doit/what-mathml

The RCPD has been using MathML in XML or XHTML documents for several years to make accessible math for our students with disabilities. MathML is a universal format for math that is easily convertible into visible, audible, tactile and machine-readable forms.

Guides to Using MathType

Using MathType in Microsoft Word for Windows 10 computers

MathType is currently a free add-in that can be utilized in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. While MS Word provides some math creation tools built in, MathType is the preferred method as it offers greater accessibility.

To install MathType go to the Insert tab in Word and select Get Add-ins in the Add-ins group.

Type MathType into the search box and select the Add button

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Once installed this MathType option will appear in your Insert menu. You can select it and enter math equations in a floating dialog box with many symbols and typed text or by handwriting equations.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Using MathType for Microsoft Word for Mac

To install MathType go to Insert tab, Add-ins, Store.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

then search for MathType add-in in the search box.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

To insert an equation using MathType go to insert tab and select Math icon to open MathType Window. You can then type the equation or handwrite it.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Using MathType in Pages for Mac

Select MathType as preferred equation editor by going to Pages menu, preferences, then in Equation preferences selecting to use MathType.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

To insert an equation, go to insert. Equations, then type equation in dialog box that appears. When finished close box, and equation will appear in Pages’ document.

Using MathType in D2L

Use MathType when inserting math equations in D2L. When creating content hit the “Show All Components” button. Then in the drop-down equation menu, select Graphical equation. A MathType window will then appear to type or handwrite the equation.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Additional Help

More information about how to use MathType is found at the following link, https://docs.wiris.com/en/mathtype/start.

Creating Equations with LaTeX Input

LaTeX is a math markup language familiar to many in the science and math community, but unfortunately is not currently supported by screen reader technology. You can use the LaTeX input in MS Word to embed MathM as follows.

Use the hot key (Alt + =) or select the equation editor from the Insert ribbon menu.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

then select LaTeX input

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

You can now enter LaTeX such as “\frac\left(\int_<0>^ f(u)\,du\right)=f(x)” and it will convert to an accessible equation: d d x ∫ 0 x f u   d u = f x

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Using this newly available process for creating math in your handouts will enable many students with disabilities to access homework independently. It also saves many hours for RCPD staff who currently rewrite every equation for them.

MathML Rendering in Web Browsers

Getting MathML to render in web browsers is very complicated. However, many popular browsers have MathML support built-in. For example, Firefox and Safari have MathML support built-in.

Internet Explorer doesn’t have support for MathML built-in, but can use the Math Player plugin from Design Science to enable support. Unfortunately, MathML is not supported in Microsoft Edge and Chrome. Using MathJax is an option that should make embedded MathML display correctly in browsers that support CSS2.1. D2L automatically uses MathJax.

This book is about the Math Builder (officially called as Equation Editor) tool in Microsoft Word and Outlook 2007 and higher. It also applies to Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel 2010 and higher. Note that this is a different tool than the legacy tool Equation Editor 3.0 (which is still available on 32-bit Office versions until the January 2018 update [1] ) and MathType.

Typesetting mathematics on a computer has always been a challenge. The mathematical community almost universally accepts a typesetting language called LaTeX. Math Builder is a much easier to use tool that has less functionality than LaTeX but more than typical document processing. Microsoft call this hybrid language the Office Math Markup Language, or OMML for short. It is an appropriate tool for:

  • Typing any document whose focus is not itself mathematics.
  • Typing a short math document quickly.
  • A stepping stone between word processing (MS Word) and typesetting (LaTeX)

Note that Math Builder does not perform any mathematics; it is a tool for displaying it.

There is a serious bug on Word versions up to and including Word 2013 that causes the first letter of small equations to disappear randomly after some time. The only way to mitigate this problem is to upgrade to Word 2016, which does not have this problem. This has not been verified with Equation Editor or Word for Mac.

Contents

  • Math Builder is WYSIWYG: after typing an equation you see immediately what it looks like.
  • It’s easy to get started: it’s already built in to Microsoft Word. Common symbols have point-and-click icons.
  • It’s easy to use: Common symbols have keyboard shortcuts so that a veteran user need not use a mouse at all.
  • Nearly all symbols use the same commands as LaTeX.
  • The format used is non-proprietary and given in Unicode Technical Note #28.
  • It can be used in Outlook to easily write equations in emails; it renders as images to the recipent.
  • Some uncommon symbols are not listed in the menu and require knowing the keyboard shortcut. Typically this is the LaTeX code for the symbol.
  • There are differences between Math Builder and LaTeX code: advanced functionality that requires more than just a symbol tend to follow the same flavor but have slightly different syntax. Math Builder code tends to be shorter than LaTeX code and disappears upon completion to the WYSIWYG output. Examples here are matrices, multiple aligned equations, and binomial coefficients.
  • No LaTeX typesetting tools such as labels and references are implemented.
  • No highly advanced LaTeX tools such as graphing, commutative diagrams, or geometric shapes are implemented. (Note:- Geometric shapes are otherwise available in the Insert ribbon)
  • Students studying mathematics might not be motivated to learn LaTeX because they might be able to get by with Equation Builder in Word to satisfy the vast majority of their needs. However, when such a student reaches the limits, unlike LaTeX there is absolutely no recourse to expand the program to satisfy it.

Microsoft Word has two different typing environments: text and math. To obtain the math environment, click on “Equation” on the “Insert” ribbon on Windows or Word for Mac ’16, or in “Document Elements” on Word for Mac ’11. The keyboard shortcut is “alt”+ “=”. For a Mac system, the shortcut is control + ” center”>

Fractions Edit

There are multiple ways to display a fraction. The default is vertically aligned as illustrated below. Obtain this by typing the fraction and pressing space: 1/2

Linear fraction (resp. skewed fraction) is obtained using \ldiv (resp. \sdiv) and pressing space (twice) or by typing 1 \ldiv 2 (resp. 1 \sdiv 2) and pressing space. While you can also do this by right-clicking on the equation and clicking Linear, this affects the whole equation and not just the fraction.

Parenthesis, brackets, and braces Edit

Grouping symbols will automatically size to the appropriate size. These symbols include “(), <>, [], ||”. For instance, the expression below can be obtained with (1/2(x+1)):

Be careful to press space after the “2” to render the fraction, otherwise Word might put “x+1” in the denominator. Also press space after typing every closing parenthesis “)”, which will adjust both the opening and closing parentheses size to fit the group’s contents. Because the 1/2 fraction is is quite tall, the outer parentheses need to be adjusted to enclose the fraction appropriately. To be exact, the key presses required to reproduce the equation above are ( 1 / 2 space ( x + 1 ) space ) space .

Exponents and subscripts Edit

Exponents can be obtained by using “^” and subscripts by “_”. The monomial below can be obtained by typing x_2^5 or x^5_2 and pressing space.

Symbols: ≠ , ≤ , ⊆ , ∨ , → , ⇒ <\displaystyle \neq ,\leq ,\subseteq ,\vee ,\rightarrow ,\Rightarrow >etc Edit

These are all common symbols. The easiest thing to do would be to find a LaTeX reference sheet. A few of those symbols are shown here:

code output
\neq or /=

\leq or <= (resp. \geq or >= ) ≤ <\displaystyle \leq >(resp ≥ <\displaystyle \geq >)
\subseteq

\vee

\rightarrow

\Rightarrow

\times ×

\div ÷

\pm ±

\infty

\otimes (resp. \oplus) ⊗ <\displaystyle \otimes >(resp. ⊕ <\displaystyle \oplus >)
\hbar

\partial

Greek, Script, and Fraktur letters Edit

The math environment implements 3 fronts in addition to the default.

  • Greek letters can be obtained by typing a “\” followed by the name of symbol. Capitalizing it creates a capital letter. \delta \Delta produces δ Δ
  • Script letters can be obtained by typing “\” followed by “script” followed by the letter. \scriptd \scriptD produces d D <\displaystyle <\mathcal ><\mathcal >>
  • Fraktur letters can be obtained by typing “\” followed by “fraktur” followed by the letter. Fraktur does not have capitals. \frakturd produces d <\displaystyle <\mathfrak >>

Blackboard Bold letters Edit

Blackboard bold letters can be obtained by typing “\” followed by “double” followed by the letter. \doubled \doubleD produces d D <\displaystyle \mathbb \mathbb >

WPS Writer is a word processor that supports a widespread Windows standard for linking and embedding objects called Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). Since MathType equations are natively OLE objects, MathType and WPS Writer work well together. If you are using Kingsoft Writer , the instructions are the same as below for WPS Writer.

Add an equation to WPS Writer

To add a MathType equation to WPS Writer, click the Insert Equation icon on the toolbar: if you’re using the Classic Style skin. If you’re using a different skin, the Equation button is on the Insert tab: . Create your equation in the MathType editing window. Close MathType and your equation will be saved in the document. If you prefer, you can also copy an equation from MathType and paste it into WPS Writer.

Note: If you click one of the buttons described above, and Equation Editor opens instead of MathType, close Equation Editor and MathType (if it’s open). Run the Equation Conversion Manager, making sure WPS Equation 3.0 is on the left side of the dialogue. Close the Equation Conversion Manager and try again to insert an equation.

Copy equations from WPS Writer

Select an equation by clicking once on it, then copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop it into an open MathType window. You can then use it just as you would any MathType equation.

Edit equations in WPS Writer

Since OLE remembers that MathType was used to create the equation, double-clicking it opens the equation in MathType for editing. After you have finished your changes, closing the window will update the equation in your document.

The process described on this page is for MathType 7 add-in that’s available through Word’s Add-ins dialog. Creating and editing an equation is straightforward. Just click the MathType icon in the toolbar, select MathType or ChemType on the task pane at the right, and start writing. Follow the instructions below as a guide.

The following screenshots were taken on Windows; an appearance on Mac will be similar but may vary.

Installing the MathType Add-in for Word

Caution

Note that by installing the add-in, you will be able to use both MathType and ChemType, so you don’t need to install them separatelly

From the Insert tab in Word, depending on your system configuration either click or tap Add-ins then click or tap Store , or click or tap Get Add-ins to browse add-ins.

The easiest way to find the MathType 7 add-in is by typing mathtype (it’s not case-sensitive) in the search window and pressing Enter/Return.

If you click or tap the description, you’ll be able to read more information about the add-in. If you click or tap Add , you’ll install the add-in into Word.

It will be easy to verify the add-in has been installed. Look at the right side of the Home tab in the ribbon for the MathType button:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Adding equations using the MathType Add-in for Word

In the Home tab, click the MathType icon. A task pane appears on the right side. Click Open MathType or Open Chemtype and an editor will load.

When the MathType editor opens, create the equation and click or tap Insert to insert an equation into the document. For additional instruction on using the MathType editor, a good place to start is with the Introductory Tutorials.

If you’d rather use handwriting for creating equations than point & click, see item #3 in the next section.

At the bottom of the editor window, you can set the default font and size for the new equations.

Editing equations using the MathType Add-in for Word

Select the equation you want to edit.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Click the Open MathType button on the task pane on the right, and the equation will open in the MathType 7 add-in.

Get the MathML

After entering an equation you can obtain the corresponding MathML by opening the alternative text panel, right clicking on the image and selecting the corresponding option. You should note that altering the MathML in the alt text pane is not a way to edit the formula.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Word Online

MathType is available for Word Online. Creating and editing an equation is straightforward. Just click the MathType icons in the Add-in drop-down and open the editor by clicking the button on the task pane

Install the add-in

Find the MathType add-in by clicking Office Add-ins on the Insert tab, and follow the prompts to install. Once installed, you’ll see the MathType button in the Insert tab on the right side of the ribbon.

Using MathType in Word Online is very easy. If you want the details, follow the explanation in this section.

Word on iPad

MathType is available for Word for iPad. Creating and editing an equation is similar to the computer version. Just tap the MathType icon from the add-ins drop-down menu, select MathType or ChemType in the task pane and start writing. Follow the instructions below as a guide.

System requirements

Word requires iOS 12 or later, but there are no additional requirements for being able to install the MathType add-in to Word. If you can install and run Word, you can install and run the add-in.

Installing MathType for Word on the iPad

After installing Word for iPad, follow this process to install the MathType add-in:

In Word, go to the Insert tab.

Tap .

Tap Office Add-ins and scroll to MathType 7 then tap Add .

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Adding equations to Word for iPad

In the Insert tab, tap Add-ins and choose MathType 7 from the list of installed Add-ins.

When clicking MathType in the ‘Home’ ribbon, the add-in task pane will open. The task pane contains ‘Open MathType’ and ‘Open ChemType’. When clicking any of these buttons, MathType or ChemType will open.

Note: When MathType opens, it will open to the handwriting interface by default. If you’d rather use the point & click graphical interface, tap the keyboard icon in MathType lower left. To switch to handwriting, tap the “finger squiggle” icon on the right side of the graphical interface. You can switch back and forth as often as you need to.

When the MathType editor opens, create the equation and tap Insert to insert it into the document. For additional instruction on using the MathType editor, a good place to start is with the Introductory Tutorials.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Editing equations in Word for iPad

Note: These steps also allow you to use MathType to edit “OMML” equations that were created with Word’s equation editor. This is important since Microsoft doesn’t provide a way to edit OMML equations on the iPad.

Select the equation you’d like to edit:

Tap Open MathType in the MathType task pane at the right side. If the MathType task pane isn’t open, from the Insert tab, tap Add-ins and choose MathType 7 from the list of installed Add-ins.

The equation will open in MathType Make the changes to the equation, and tap Insert to insert the changed equation back into the document. If you change your mind, tap Cancel .

Note: If you edit an equation, then change your mind after you insert it, just tap the Undo button at the top:

Whether you use a digital pen, touchscreen, or mouse, the drawing features in Office can help you add notes, create shapes, edit text, and more. The Draw tab is available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Most of the features mentioned below are available in Office 365 and Office 2019, although some of them are only available in Office 365.

Watch the video below to learn more about using the Draw tab.

Adding the Draw tab to the Ribbon

The Draw tab is normally found on the Ribbon. However, if you don't see it on yours, here's how to add it.

    Right-click the Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

What can the Draw tab do?

The Draw tab offers three types of drawing textures: pen, pencil, and highlighter, each with a different look. To choose one, simply click it and you're ready to start drawing.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

If you want to change its color or thickness, click the drop-down arrow next to the pen and select your preference. When you're done, click away from the menu to resume drawing.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Advanced features

When you're drawing shapes by hand, it can be difficult to draw them perfectly. Luckily, the Ink to Shape tool can help with this. Simply click Ink to Shape, then draw the shape of your choice.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

The Ink to Shape feature will then figure out what type of shape you've drawn and correct any imperfections to make it look more polished.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

In addition to shapes, you can write out complex math equations with the Ink to Math tool. As you write out an equation, the tool reads what you're writing and translates it into a properly formatted equation.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Word also has an exclusive drawing feature called Ink Editor. You can circle text to select it, cross out text to delete it, and more. This feature is only available with Office 365, not Office 2019.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

These drawing features give you more options for customizing your projects and make it easier to use Office on tablets and touchscreens.

Word 2016 makes it easy for any user to create mathematical formulas. The following article shows you how to type Math formulas in Word 2016 very quickly.

Office 2016 version gives users a lot of useful new features to help simplify the process of drafting, calculating . Especially with Word 2016, any user can create mathematical formulas. The following article shows you how to type Math formulas in Word 2016 very quickly.

With how to create mathematical formulas in previous versions, you would have to choose the expression type then enter the value for that formula:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

With the 2016 version of Word, the new feature is extremely useful for users. It allows users to draw formulas and Word automatically updates according to the artist’s description. To do that you follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the Insert tab -> Symbols -> Equation -> Ink Equation:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Step 2: The Math Input Control dialog box appears, click the Write pen icon to write the formula to create in the cell (1) -> Word automatically recognizes your text in the formula (2)

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Step 3: To insert the newly created formula, click Insert, in case you want to re-enter another formula, click the Clear icon to delete:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Step 4: Click the icon of the Write pen to create another formula. In case Word updates the formula not according to your idea, for example, here you want to write 5y but Word understands Sy -> delete the value of 5y and rewrite by clicking the Erase tool to erase the wrong writing content. :

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Step 5: Click the pen icon to re-enter the formula:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

As a result, you created the formula to your liking:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Click Insert to insert the newly created formula into the resulting text:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Also when Word does not understand what you mean -> click on the Select and Correct tool :

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Selecting the whole (or value you want to recreate) your formula needs to re-select the type -> the suggested formula types appear -> select the type of mathematical formula you want to create:

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Above is a detailed guide on typing Math formulas in Word 2016. I wish you success!

Office 2016 applications, such as PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Outlook, and Excel, include equations that you can drop into your documents—no formatting required. If the built-in equations don’t meet your needs, you can modify them or you can build your own sophisticated equation from scratch.

With the ink-to-math feature in Office 2016, you can also write out equations with your stylus, finger, or mouse, and the application will convert them to text. (If you don’t have a touch device, you can use a mouse to write, too). You can also erase, select, and correct what you’ve written as you go.

  1. Select Insert> Equation within the Symbols group, and choose the equation you wantfrom the gallery.
  2. If you’drather start from scratch, enter Alt+=or choose Insert New Equation at the bottom of the gallery.
  3. After youinsert the equation or the placeholder for your new equation, the EquationTools Design tab opens with many symbols and options for customizing andadding to your equation. Select the equation whenever you want the tab toreappear.

NOTE: You can also select the equation and then select the arrow next to it to save it as a new equation, move it from inline to center.

  1. Select Insert> Equation > Ink Equation.
  2. Use astylus or your finger to write a math equation by hand. If you’re not using atouch device, use your mouse to write out the equation. You can select portionsof the equation and edit them as you go, and use the preview box to make sureWord is correctly interpreting your handwriting.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

  • When you’re satisfied, select Insert to convert the ink equation to an equation in your document.

To edit a mathematical equation that was written in Office 2016, just select in the equation. The Equation Tools tab will appear on the ribbon.

NOTE: If you don’t see the Equation Tools, the equation may have been created in an older version of Office. If so, save your file to convert it to the updated version (Select File > Save as >updated version).

Parallels Desktop 12 Update 1 adds even greater support for Microsoft Ink. (You can read an overview of Ink on the Mac here.) In this blog post, I will specifically discuss the uses of Microsoft Ink in Word for Windows 2016 running on a Mac with the use of Parallels Desktop 12.

As outlined in my earlier blog post, my Ink setup uses the Apple Pencil, an iPad Pro, and the AstroPad iPad app (Figure 1).

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Ink in Word for Windows 2016

If you have installed Word for Windows 2016 as part of an Office 365 subscription, then there are a number of different ways you can use Ink in Word, and Parallels Desktop 12 Update 1 will enable the Draw tab in Word (Figure 2) so that you can access all of these Ink uses.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Ink Annotation

Ink is an excellent way to comment on or review a Word document (Figure 3).

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

You can use the standard proofreader marks if you are sure that the individual to whom you will be sending the reviewed document will understand those marks (Figure 4).

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

As you can see in the Word Draw tab, there are three conversion tools: Ink Editor, Convert to Shapes, and Ink to Math.

Ink Editor

The Ink Editor tool gives you the ability to perform simple document editing tasks using Ink as gestures. Currently, there are only two gestures: encircling to select text, and scribbling out to delete text, both shown in Video 5. I suspect that more editing gestures will be added in the future.

Convert to Shapes

The Convert to Shapes tool gives you the ability to add shapes to your document. I was not able to use this Ink tool to enter all 160 of the shapes from the Shapes menu, but the simple ones worked as expected, and some of these are shown in Video 6.

Ink to Math

The Ink to Math tool gives you the ability to enter typographically-rich equations in your Word document just by writing them naturally with a pen. Word added an excellent equations editor several years ago, but it is a bit tedious to use. The Ink to Math tool—shown in Video 7—makes entering an equation extremely natural.

Ink Replay

Ink Replay, the last tool in the Draw tab in Word, provides you with a type of animation for your Ink sketches.

I have found the use of Ink in Word to be an excellent way to annotate and add content to a Word document. Remember that while you need Word for Windows 2016 (in an Office 365 subscription) to enter or edit Ink in a Word document, any recent version of Word will correctly display Ink. As one example, I have used Word for Mac 2011 to display Ink in a Word document without any problem (Video 8).

I hope you find Ink in Word to be as useful as I have.

Have you tried Microsoft Ink in Word on a Mac yet? Share your experience with us in a comment, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.

I’ve already shared how to insert math equation in PPT, and it is the same with MS Word. If the built-in equations don’t meet the actual needs, you could edit or modify them by equation tools or even write math equation by using handwriting board, especially those with complex symbols and structures.

Tip 1: Insert Math Equation

1. Go to Insert tab, find Symbols group and click Equation button.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

2. There are multiple equations in the drop-down list, then scroll down and select one of them to meet your actual needs.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

3. If you do not find the specified equation under Built-In, just click More Equation from Office.com, there are always more choices for you in MS Word.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

4. When the equation has been inserted in Word document, Equation Tools function will automatically appear in the Ribbon. Click Design and you can edit and modify Symbols or Structures of the equation in these two related groups.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

Tip 2: Write Math Equation

1. Repeat the above steps, and click Ink New Equation in the drop-down list of Equation button.

How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

2. The handwriting board will display on the page of Word, simply drag the mouse to write math equation. Note: If input error occurs, click the Erase button and select the error part to clear it; if identification error occurs, click Select and Correct button, then select the symbol which need to be modified, and pick the correct one in the pop-up list to replace it. If you want to re-write the match equation, click Clear button then everything in the handwriting board will be deleted.

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Just Download Classic Menu for Office 2007 or Classic Menu for Office
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The equation is important in mathematic or other science part. Obviously, some equations are complicated if you have to type them one by one. Microsoft Office has many frequently used equations built in, so that users are able to insert them quickly, and need not to use equation editor any more. The present problem is that where to find out the equations in Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365. Now this article will illustrate two ways to get it, simple and fast!

Use the familiar Word 2003 style in working with Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 if you have Classic Menu for Word installed.

Just take Microsoft Word 2010 for example, which is as well as in Word 2007/2013. With Classic Menu for Word 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 installed, you can click Menus tab to get back the classic style interface.

  • Click Insert menu
  • Choose Equation in the drop down menu

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If you have not Classic Menu for Word 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 installed, you can …

  • Click Insert tab
  • Move to Symbols group
  • Click the down arrow next to Equation, and choose the equation you want

More Tips

What is Classic Menu for Office

The software Classic Menu for Office is designed for the people who are accustomed to the old interface of Microsoft Office 2003, XP (2002) and 2000. It brings back the classic menus and toolbars to Microsoft Office (includes Word) 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365. The classic view helps the people to smoothly upgrade to the latest version of Office, and work with Office 2007/2010/2013/2016 as if it were Office 2003 (and 2002, 2000).

Screen Shot of Classic Menu for Word
  • All new features and commands of Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 have been added to the menus and toolbars;
  • Without any training or tutorials after upgrading, users can work with Office 2007/2010/2013/2016 immediately;
  • Easy to find any command items you want to process;
  • Easy to show or hide the classic menus, toolbars and ribbon tabs;
  • Easy to install and use. Supports all languages. Free download!

Classic Menu for Office

It includes Classic Menu for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, InfoPath, Visio and Project 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365.

Classic Menu for Office 2007

It includes Classic Menu for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook 2007.

In this article, you are going to learn, how to type and use Mathematical Equations in Microsoft Word 2016. Nowadays Writing Mathematical Formulas and Equations, and others Scientific Formulas in Ms. Word is very important. If you learn writing Formulas and Equations in Ms. Word, if you are a teacher you will be able to type your questions papers, your forms, and your books. If you are a student you will be able to type your homework and whatever you need to type you can easily type it and done your job. Now here you have many steps follow all of them carefully, and see the pictures. let’s get started on how to type & use mathematical equations in MS Word 2016.

Contents

    1. Select Insert Tab to Type and Use Mathematical Equations
    2. Click Equations Option to Open Design window
    3. Some Ready Formulas
    4. Write Your Formula without Using Keyboard
    5. Change the Type of your Equation
    6. Group Symbols Has All Scientific Symbols that You Need
    7. Structures are the Icons of our Main Group in This Article
    8. Conclusion

    Select Insert Tab to Type and Use Mathematical Equations

    To go to the first step, start opening your Ms. Word and click the Insert tab, then you see the corner of the page two options which you need them for your documents. One of them is Equations and the second one is Symbols. In this article, you are going to study the first option(Equation), and the next article you will go to learn about symbols.

    Click Equations Option to Open Design window

    In the Design Window, you have three Groups. This three group contains many icons which help you to complete your Document or Project, and also by opening this window, on Word page you see a new work board. On this working board, you can type your ideal Equations. These groups are:

        • Tools
        • Symbols
        • Structures

      Some Ready Formulas

      In this item, you have Five deferent options.

          • Equations
          • Ink Equations
          • Professional
          • linear
          • Normal text

        Equation option has some ready formulas and Equations which has already made and save there. You can select them and rewrite them according to your need and use them in your documents.

        Use the ready Equations

        Here you have the last option (Save selection to Equation Gallery). You can use this option to save your own and favorite Formulas in Equation Gallery, and then use them. To use this option first, you should make your equation ready then select them and save to Gallery. When you click the options in new page you should write information about your Formula to easily identify it from other formulas.

        Save your Favorite Equations Here.

        Write Your Formula without Using Keyboard

        In this option, if you like to write your formulas using handwriting on your Tablet, smartphone or PC. you can use it easily write your Equations, then insert to the main page and continue your task.

        Write your Formulas

        Change the Type of your Equation

        Here we have three others options that by using them you can change the type or shape of your Equations. Now here we have three formulas in three deferent types.

        Deferent Type for Your Equations.

        Group Symbols Has All Scientific Symbols that You Need

        In this Group you have all symbols that you need in Math, Physics, Chemistry and other subjects, according to your need you can select and use them in your Equations and Formulas.

        Second Group in Design Tab

        Here you have some categories of Symbols that Microsoft Word 2016 already classified them to be easily recognized. The categories are:

            • Basic Math
            • Greek letters
            • Letters Like Symbols
            • Operators
            • Arrows
            • Negated Relations
            • Scripts
            • Geometry

          Structures are the Icons of our Main Group in This Article

          In this Group, we have some basics Categories that Help us to make our Equations, in these eleventh structures, we can make our Favorite Equations and Formulas. Here we have not any limit for our task because they work like a format that we are entering our Idea here to make our Formula.

          Structures of Equations

          Here we have various Equations, now as an example, i write a Formula. For writing your formula here, just you need to click on your favorite format then click on the square to fill in the blanks. In this example step by step, we are going on to reached the Sixth step.

              1. Click on Script option to start Writing
              2. Inside your big square click on Brackets to have to smalls brackets, then write your numbers in squares
              3. Then writes equal and click on Large Operator and write your numbers or symbols
              4. Here also click on brackets and go down select the other option
              5. Now you completed your Equation without numbers and symbols
              6. It is your Equation now which is completed

              Steps of Writing an Equation

              Conclusion

              It was all about that to Know how to type and use Mathematical Equations and Formulas in Microsoft Word 2016, as you all know that nowadays if we want to share our scientific knowledge with others through the Internet or books we must to use Ms Word and through the Ms Word we need to Know how to Write Equations and Formulas.

              Here I explained all of them step by step very simple. If you have got any question regarding Word 2016, you may comment it. Thank you for being with us.

              Looking for an answer to the question: Why microsoft equation is not available? On this page, we have gathered for you the most accurate and comprehensive information that will fully answer the question: Why microsoft equation is not available?

              Math equations that are created by Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0 are no longer supported on Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 Onward since January 2018 due to security issue. Such equations will not be displayed when the “MT Extra” font is missing from the local system.

              Cause Equation Editor 3.0 is a third-party component built by Design Science (http://www.dessci.com) that was included in many versions of Office, but due to security issues with its implementation, it has been removed. For more information about the security issue, see CVE-2017-11882 | Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability.

              Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0 is no longer available in any Office Suites. This functionality has been removed by the vendor due to security issues.

              When you click Object on the Insert menu of a Microsoft Office program, Microsoft Equation 3.0 is not available in the list of the Create New tab. This problem occurs even though the Equation Editor feature is set to Installed on First Use by default during installation and should be advertised on the list in the Object dialog box.

              Why is my equation button greyed out?

              Why is the equation editor selection grayed out? You may have saved your document in a format that does not support the Equation Editor. Try selecting “File” > “Save As…” and save the document as a “. docx” file or “File” > “Convert” to update the document to the latest format.

              Why is Microsoft equation not available?

              If Equation Editor is not available, you might have to install it. Exit all programs. Click Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. In the Currently installed programs box, click Microsoft Office 2007, and then click Change.

              How do I get Microsoft Equation Editor?

              In the Features to install, click the plus sign (+) next to Office Tools. Click the arrow next to Equation Editor. Click Run all from My Computer. Click Update Now.

              How do I turn on Equation Editor in Word?

              To bring up the Equation Editor, On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow next to Equation, and then click Insert New Equation. This will bring up the equation editor toolbar and will place an edit box at the insertion point in the document. Note that the menu at the top of the screen has changed.

              What is Microsoft Equation?

              Equation Editor is a special version of the Math Type equation editor from Design Science that is customized for use with Microsoft applications. Using Equation Editor, you can build complex equations by picking symbols from a toolbar and typing variables and numbers.

              Can Microsoft Word solve equations?

              You can perform calculations and logical comparisons in a table by using formulas. The Formula command is found on the Table Tools, Layout tab, in the Data group. A formula in Word automatically updates when you open the document that contains the formula. You can also update a formula result manually.

              Why is Equation greyed out in Excel?

              When the Equation Icon is Grayed Out If the icon is grayed out, chances are, you have an older type of word document open. Save the document by clicking on File > Save As. Under Save as type:, choose Word Document (*. . If you cannot save your document as a .

              How do I insert an equation in Word 365?

              If you need to use an equation, add or write one in your Office app.Select Insert > Equation or press Alt + =.To use a built-in formula, select Design > Equation.To create your own, select Design > Equation > Ink Equation.Use your finger, stylus, or mouse to write your equation.

              Does Google Docs have equation editor?

              Writing equations in Google Docs is easy with the built-in equation toolbar. . Go to Insert > Equation. A new menu will appear, and a new text box will show up in the document. With the cursor focused in the text box, build the equation using numbers and the equation toolbar.

              How do I write math equations in Word?

              In Word, you can insert mathematical symbols into equations or text by using the equation tools.On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow under Equation, and then click Insert New Equation.Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Symbols group, click the More arrow.

              Why is my Equation button greyed out?

              When the Equation Icon is Grayed Out If the icon is grayed out, chances are, you have an older type of word document open. Save the document by clicking on File > Save As. . docx and must use the equation editor, then you have an option to use the older version of the editor by doing the following.

              What is formula in MS Excel?

              In Excel, a formula is an expression that operates on values in a range of cells or a cell. For example, =A1+A2+A3, which finds the sum of the range of values from cell A1 to cell A3.

              How do I write equations in Word?

              If you need to use an equation, add or write it in Word.Select Insert > Equation or press Alt + =.To use a built-in formula, select Design > Equation.To create your own, select Design > Equation > Ink Equation.Use your finger, stylus, or mouse to write your equation.

              How do I put an equation into a Google form?

              0:071:41EquatIO® for Google: How to Use in Google Forms – YouTubeYouTube

              Does Google Docs have Equation Editor?

              Writing equations in Google Docs is easy with the built-in equation toolbar. . Go to Insert > Equation. A new menu will appear, and a new text box will show up in the document. With the cursor focused in the text box, build the equation using numbers and the equation toolbar.

              How do I open Microsoft Math?

              0:005:14Microsoft Mathematics Tutorial – YouTubeYouTube

              Why is my Equation Editor not working?

              Why is the equation editor selection grayed out? You may have saved your document in a format that does not support the Equation Editor. Try selecting “File” > “Save As…” and save the document as a “. docx” file or “File” > “Convert” to update the document to the latest format.

              Why do my equations in Word disappear?

              The ’empty boxes’ behavior is a feature in Microsoft Word called “Picture (or Image) Placeholders” designed to conserve RAM. . The ‘gray-shading’ behavior is a setting called “Field Shading” designed to make finding equations and other OLE objects easier when they can be difficult to see among surrounding content.

              How do I put an equation in Excel?

              Create a simple formula in ExcelOn the worksheet, click the cell in which you want to enter the formula.Type the = (equal sign) followed by the constants and operators (up to 8192 characters) that you want to use in the calculation. For our example, type =1+1. Notes: . Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac).

              Does Office 365 have Equation Editor?

              The equation converter is only available for Microsoft 365 or Office 2019. While your equations should still display correctly, in order to edit them you would need to either: Upgrade to Microsoft 365 or Office 2019, then you can use the equation converter.

              Users now have many new features to help type text faster in Word 2016 or Office 2016 in general. One of the new features is the drawing to insert math formulas in Word 2016.

              To insert math formulas in word, users can use built-in tools or also download math formula insertion software. There are a number of useful math formula insertion software such as MathType or MyEqText, users can also refer to the Taimienphi.vn page. math by drawing in Word 2016.

              Insert and type math formulas by drawing in Word 2016

              Step 1: Access tab Insert > navigate to the item Symbol.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Step 2: Click the triangle icon next to the button Equation. In the window that opens, click the item Ink Equation at the bottom.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Display Ink Equation So you can insert and type math formulas by drawing in Word 2016.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Step 3: Draw the formula you want to insert in Word 2016. Note that you need to draw correctly so that the software correctly identifies the formula before you can insert the math formula in Word 2016.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Here Taimienphi.vn insert math formulas √4 + 2 in Word 2016 After finishing the drawing, click Insert How to insert math formulas in Word 2016.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Math formulas have been inserted into Word 2016. It can be confirmed, typing math formulas in word 2016 has turned to a new page when users no longer have to type dry formulas but can draw by themselves. , write and insert math formulas in word 2016 easier.

              So you can type math formulas by drawing in Word. Quite simple, right. This method usually mainly applies to Word 2016 users on tablets or mobile phones, but Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 ISO users can use the mouse to draw and type math formulas in Word easily.

              Word 2016 is Microsoft’s latest version of a text editor. In addition to some major interface changes and new feature additions, generally Word 2016 still has the same features as the old versions such as features. create contour lines in word 2016 or change inch to word easily.

              For the feature to type mathematical formulas by drawing in Word 2016, users can use them right away in the software because this is a built-in feature. However, if you want to use more feature-rich third-party math formula typing tools like Math Type or MyEqtext, you can download Math Type and integrate them into Word 2016 for general use.

              Drawing a triangle in Word is quite simple, but to calculate the area of ​​a triangle, users need to remember exactly many different formulas to calculate the area of ​​a triangle such as equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle …

              In Word 2016, you can change font sizes, styles, or even paragraph style in every equation like a regular text.

              To change font size & style in an equation (how to add an equation, see Working with Microsoft Equation), do the following:

              1. Select an equation or part of it which you want to change.

              2. Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Conversions group, click the button Text to highlight it (omit this step if this button is highlighted already):

              3. Right-click in it and choose Font. in the popup menu (or click Ctrl+Shift+F):

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              4. Change the settings like a regular text in Word 2016.

              To change a paragraph style, select an equation or part of it which you want to change, right-click in it and choose Paragraph. in the popup menu. Then change the settings like a usual paragraph in Word 2016.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Working with Microsoft Equation

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Change the default font and style for shapes in Word

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              Change the default font in documents

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              Users who are not fans of the light theme can rejoice as Microsoft Office 2016 comes with an improved dark theme. Some readability fixes makes the interface becomes more comfortable to use. And it’s not the only new change that Microsoft Office 2016 has for you.

              If you are working with other people, co-authoring documents in real-time is a big addition to the already existing features, accompanied with the improved document version history and many other changes. By having a Microsoft account, you can enjoy the benefits offered by Microsoft Office 2016 as much as possible.

              Features and Highlights

              Smart LookUp

              “Smart LookUp” can now be found in PowerPoint and Excel in addition to Outlook and Word. It is the feature that gathers and displays contextual information from online sources for the selected item in the document, which is very helpful to find the definition of a word, fact check, and get a more detailed explanation on something.

              The most helpful part is that you can search and read the information directly from within Microsoft Office 2016. For some users, though, this feature is perhaps not as useful as it is supposed to be if they are used to rely on other search engine rather than Bing.

              Tell Me

              Microsoft Office 2016 brings you tons of features that sometimes may make you feel overwhelmed when you need to do something but you don’t know which feature to use. This is where Tell Me comes to the rescue.

              Tell Me is a virtual assistant to help you find the right tool or the information about how to complete a task. It is like Clippy in the past but not annoying. It is very easy to use. For example, if you don’t know how to compress a picture, just type “compress picture” in the Tell Me box and you will get the answer immediately.

              Real-Time Collaboration

              A document stored in OneDrive can be edited by multiple people at the same time after it is shared and after you give the editing permission. If another person is editing the document that you create and share, you will get a notification, you can find out who the person is and see the changes instantly.

              Ink Equation

              Entering a complex mathematical equation into a document is much easier thanks to the Ink Equation. It lets you handwriting equations using your fingertip, mouse, or digital pen. The equations will be converted into computer text automatically that you can insert into the document. If needed, the equations can later be converted to linear equations.

              Microsoft Office 2016 Free Download

              Microsoft Office 2016 takes full advantage of the cloud technology that essentially grants access to files from everywhere. It presents features that are cloud based not only for individuals to store documents, but also for teams to collaborate what they are working on. These kinds of changes are the improvements that make Microsoft Office to be able to stay on top of the competition while other similar software are struggling to keep up with it. It is expensive, but it is worth every penny you spend on it.

              PowerPoint 2016 is full of all the great features you’ve come to expect and more. This edition of PowerPoint makes it even easier to work on assignments and mathematics. Now you can lookup information about a word or phrase without ever leaving PowerPoint. You could type equations in PowerPoint presentations before, now you can also write your equations by hand.

              Lookup Anything From PowerPoint 2016

              Smart Lookup is a Bing powered tool that you can use to seamlessly look for information on whatever word or phrase in the material you’re working on. This makes work efficient because switching to a browser can take your attention off work and lead to procrastination.

              You don’t need to leave PowerPoint every time you need to know a word’s definition. You should be doing it right there, and now you can. Here’s how:

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Open Smart Lookup by clicking Review on the ribbon, and clicking the Smart Lookup button.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              If you want to lookup a word or a phrase, then highlight it first, right-click it, and click Smart Lookup

              The search result should appear on the right side of the PowerPoint 2016 window.
              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              The Insights panel gives you two options, Explore and Define which you can use to learn more about the word or phrase.

              Equations Like They Aught To Be

              Entering an equation into a presentation has not changed for the most part in PowerPoint 2016, however there is one exceptional new feature that comes bundled with PowerPoint 2016, and that is the Ink Equation feature.

              You can launch this feature from Insert > Equation > Ink Equation.

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              Use this feature to write equations directly in the presentation using your finger or a touch stylus. PowerPoint 2016 will recognize the equation and turn it into text. You can also use a mouse if you want.

              Did you like the template we used in this article? You can download it by following this link!

              How to use the ink equation feature in office 2016 to write equations

              PowerPoint 2016 for Windows has all the functionality and features you’re used to with some added enhancements and the best new features from Office 2016.

              Here are some of the top new features you’ll find in PowerPoint 2016:

                Do things quickly with Tell Me

              You’ll notice a text box on the ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 that says Tell me what you want to do. This is a text field where you can enter words and phrases related to what you want to do next and quickly get to features you want to use or actions you want to perform. You can also choose to get help related to what you’re looking for, or perform a Smart Lookup on the term you entered.

              Visualizations are critical to effective data analysis as well as compelling storytelling. In PowerPoint 2016, we’ve added six new charts—with the same rich formatting options that you are familiar with—to help you create some of the most commonly used data visualizations of financial or hierarchal information or for revealing statistical properties in your data.

              When you go to Insert > Chart on the ribbon, you’ll now notice five new options that are especially well-suited for data visualization: Box and Whisker, Treemap, Sunburst, Histogram, (and within Histogram options, Pareto), and Waterfall.

              Including math equations has gotten much easier. Now, you can go to Insert > Equation > Ink Equation, any time you want to include a complex math equation in your presentation. If you have a touch device, you can use your finger or a touch stylus to write math equations by hand, and PowerPoint will convert it to text. (If you don’t have a touch device, you can use a mouse to write, too). You can also erase and select and correct what you’ve written as you go.

              Perfect for demonstrations, you can now include screen recordings in your PowerPoint presentations with just a few clicks. Just set up whatever you’d like to record on your screen, then go to Insert > Screen recording, and you’ll be able to select a portion of your screen to record, capture what you need, and insert it directly into your presentation in one seamless process.

              Note This feature is also available in PowerPoint 2013 if you have the most recent updates.

              Choose the Share tab on the ribbon to share your presentation with others on SharePoint, OneDrive, or OneDrive for Business.

              Equations should be referenced within the text as “Eq. (x).” When the reference to an equation begins a sentence, it should be spelled out, e.g., “Equation (x).”May 27, 2021.

              How do you reference equations in APA?

              In APA style, when discussing numbered equations in the text, write out the word “Equation” and give the number. For example, you would write “see Equation 1.”.

              Where do you cite equations?

              Equations may be cited either in the introductory material before they appear or in the concluding sentence material after they appear.

              Do I need to reference a formula?

              If the data, or the figure itself, comes from an outside source, you should cite that source when you introduce the table / figure / equation. In the case of equations, it is of primary importance to insure that, at some point in either the introduction or the explanation of the equation, you define the symbols used.

              How do you reference equations in Word?

              On the References tab, click “Insert Caption” from the Captions section of the ribbon. In the Caption pop-up window, select “Equation” next to Label. This sets both the word and the number as the caption. Optionally, select a Position for the caption and click “OK” to apply the caption.

              What is APA Format example?

              APA in-text citation style uses the author’s last name and the year of publication, for example: (Field, 2005). For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: (Field, 2005, p. 14).4 days ago.

              How do you write an equation in-text?

              If it is the first word in a sentence, capitalize it, i.e., Eq. (3). It is also pretty normal to refer to an equation in the text with only its number within parentheses, like “(3)”. In this case, if it is the first word in the sentence, spell out “Equation” before the number, like “Equation (3)”.

              How do you reference an equation in IEEE?

              If you are referring to a specific figure, table or equation found in another source, place a citation number in brackets directly after its mention in the text, and then use the following notation, including the full details of the source in the reference list. Do not write phrases such as “in Fig.

              How do you add citations to an equation?

              Insert a right aligned caption next to an equation with Table Click Insert > Table > select 3×1 cells to insert a 3×1 table. Enter your equation in the second cell in the 3×1 table. Click References > Insert Caption. Now please customize the caption style as follows: Now the equation caption is inserted.

              How do you reference equations Harvard style?

              How do you reference equations in Harvard style? Author. Year of publication (in round brackets). Title of article (in single quotation marks). Title of journal (in italics – capitalise first letter of each word in title, except for linking words such as and, of, the, for). Volume, issue, page numbers.

              How do you reference your own diagram?

              Give your Figure a number (in italics) and title to describe it. You should have a sentence just below or above the image, explaining why it is there. This should mention the figure number, but, as you have created it yourself, do not give it an in-text citation.

              How do you do APA format?

              APA Paper Formatting Basics All text should be double-spaced. Use one-inch margins on all sides. All paragraphs in the body are indented. Make sure that the title is centered on the page with your name and school/institution underneath. Use 12-point font throughout. All pages should be numbered in the upper right hand corner.

              How do you reference multiple figures in-text?

              If you refer to more than one table or figure at a time, pluralize the reference. “Tables 3 and 4” is correct. Introduce figures and tables in your text in logical places and in logical ways.

              How do I align numbers in Word equations?

              To align an equation, click on the equation to select it, and then click on the appropriate alignment button. You can also right click on the equation in Word and choose Format Object to control somewhat how the equation works with the text (from the Layout tab).

              How do you give an equation number in MathType?

              There are shortcuts for each type of MathType equation. Insert inline equation ( Crtl + Alt + Q ; Mac: Ctrl + Q ) Insert display equation ( Alt + Q ; Mac: ⌥ + Q ) Insert right-numbered equation ( Alt + Shift + Q ; Mac: ⌥ + Shift + Q ) Insert left-numbered equation ( Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Q ; Mac: Ctrl + Shift + Q ).

              How do you align equations in Word 2020?

              Pressing Shift + Enter inserts a soft return, which signifies the end of a line. Type the next equation, followed by Shift + Enter; repeat until the last equation. In the first equation, select the character you want to align to.

              How do you write references in APA format?

              What are the key rules of creating an APA References list? Center the word “References” in bold font at the top of a new page. Double spacing is used throughout this page. Alphabetize entries by authors’ last names. Create a hanging indent for each individual source you add to the list.

              How do you write an introduction in APA format?

              The purpose of the introduction is the same as any research paper: in one to two paragraphs, briefly introduce and state the issue to be examined. The introduction always states what you are trying to prove/disprove in the paper. The most important part of your introduction is this statement.

              What is word equation?

              A word equation is an expression of a chemical reaction or mathematical equation using words rather than letters, numbers, and operators. In chemistry, a word equation indicates the order of events of a chemical reaction.

              What is ink equation?

              One of the new features in Office 2016 is “Ink Equation”. This feature allows you to insert equations into Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by handwriting them. Ink Equation is designed to be used with a tablet pen on a tablet PC. Using the mouse (or other input device) to write your equation in the light yellow grid area.

              How do you write math equations?

              In Word, you can insert mathematical symbols into equations or text by using the equation tools. On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow under Equation, and then click Insert New Equation. Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Symbols group, click the More arrow.