Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Switching Between Professional and Linear Layout
4. Click in the first placeholder box and type or insert the content that should
precede the characters in subscript.
5. Click in the second placeholder box and type or insert the content that should
appear in subscript.
All the other structures work exactly the same way, although some of them might appear
intimidating and complex. Just click in the placeholders and fi ll in the content.
Switching Between Professional and Linear Layout
The default type of equation layout is Professional, which shows structures spread out on
multiple lines wherever appropriate. Professional layout makes math formulas that are easy
to read and understand.
However, when space is an issue on a slide, you might be unwilling to give up two or more
lines in order to show an equation. To save space, it’s helpful to switch the equation’s view
to Linear. Using a Linear view runs the equation on a single line, changing the symbols
where needed to alternatives that can be expressed in a linear fashion (see Figure 5.35).
FIGURE 5.35
Comparison of Professional (top) and Linear (bottom) views.
To switch between Linear and Professional views, use the corresponding buttons in the
Tools group on the Equation Tools Design tab.
Formatting an Equation
There are some differences in the formatting capabilities for equations versus regular text.
Here’s a quick summary:
Font. Cambria Math is used for formulas by default. While you can change this
(right-click the equation and choose Font, or select the font from the Home tab),
font changes will not take effect unless the font you choose supports mathemati-
cal symbols. Because Cambria Math is the only font that ships with Offi ce 2013 that
fully supports all math symbols used in the Equation Editor, it is in effect your only
choice.
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