Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting Equations
Confused? I don’t blame you. After you latch on to the idea behind
structures, you can slap together even the most complex equations in no time. But
the learning curve here is steep. Stick with it.
Here are a few additional points to keep in mind when editing equations:
Spend some time exploring the symbols and structures available on the
Equation Tools Design tab. There’s enough stuff here to create a
presentation on how to build your own atomic bomb. (None of the equations in
Figure 16-14 have anything to do with atomic bombs. Honest.)
Don’t use the spacebar to separate elements in an equation — let
PowerPoint worry about how much space to leave between the
variables and the plus signs. The only time you should use the spacebar is
when you’re typing two or more words of text and you need the space to
separate the words.
The Enter key has an interesting behavior in an equation: It adds a new
equation slot, immediately beneath the current slot. This technique is
sometimes a good way to create stacked items.
The denominator is the bottom part of a fraction, not an Arnold
Schwarzenegger movie.
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