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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