Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

In Depth Information

**Inserting Math Equations**

Depending on the equation, you may need one or more structures.
Structures
are symbols

and/or combinations of text placeholder boxes that help you create math expressions that

could not be easily expressed on a single line of text.

A stacked fraction is one of the simplest and most common examples. It consists of two

placeholder boxes, one on top of the other, with a horizontal line between them (see

Figure 5.34).

FIGURE 5.34

Structures contain one or more placeholder boxes.

Follow these steps to insert and ﬁ ll a structure:

1.
In the equation, position the insertion point where you want the structure to

be inserted.

2.
On the Equation Tools Design tab, click one of the buttons in the Structures

group to open its menu.
For example, click the Fractions button.

3.
Click on the desired structure to insert it.

4.
Click in a placeholder and type or insert the content.
Repeat this for each

placeholder.

Structures can be nested. You can place one structure inside the placeholder box for another structure, creating complex nests of

structures and equations.

Follow these steps to insert a simple subscript box into an equation:

1.
In the equation, position the insertion point where you want the structure to

be inserted.

2.
Click Equation Tools Design

➪

Structures

➪

Script
.

3.
In the Subscripts and Superscripts section of the menu, click Subscript.
Two

placeholder boxes appear: one regular-sized and one smaller and slightly lowered.