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**Adding the Extras: Equations, Text Boxes, and Objects**

Figure 18-2
The contextual Equation Tools provide the tools, options, symbols, and structures

necessary to meet most of your equation building needs.

Building an Equation from Scratch

Though Word 2010 provides some common built-in equations, chances are that if your

content requires this kind of high-end equation, you will probably need to build many of

your own. To help you create your equations, the Design tab offers all sorts of tools you

can use to add the various elements to your equation. In the Symbols group, youâ€™ll find a

large collection of math-related symbols and structures. To access the symbol sets, click the

More arrow in the Symbols gallery. To access additional symbol sets, click the arrow next

to Symbol Set, as shown in Figure 18-3. For a list of symbol sets and their descriptions, see

Table 18-1.

Figure 18-3
Word 2010 offers several symbol sets that you can use to construct your equation.