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

Table 18-1 Symbol Sets
and Descriptions

Symbol Set

Description

Basic Math

Commonly used mathematical symbols, such as > and <

Greek Letters

Uppercase and lowercase letters from the Greek alphabet

Letter-Like Symbols

Symbols that resemble letters

•
Common Binary Operators
Symbols that act on two

quantiOperators

ties, such as + and ÷

•
Common Relational Operators
Symbols that express a

relationship between two expressions, such as = and ~

•
Basic N-ary Operators
Operators that act across a range of

variables or terms

•
Advanced Binary Operators
Additional symbols that act on

two quantities

•
Advanced Relational Operators
Additional symbols that

express a relationship between two expressions

Arrows

Symbols that indicate direction

Negated Relations

Symbols that express a negated relationship

Scripts

The mathematical Script, Fraktur, and Double-Struck typefaces

Geometry

Commonly used geometric symbols

In addition to numbers, letters, and symbols, most equations also require mathematical

structures. The Structures group on the Design tab provides structures you can insert and

then customize if necessary by filling placeholders (small dotted boxes) with values.

Available structures are grouped into the following categories: Fraction, Script, Radical, Integral,

Large Operator, Bracket, Function, Accent, Limit And Log, Operator, and Matrix. Figure 18-4

shows the gallery that appears when you click the Radical tool.

Figure 18-4
Word provides a large collection of mathematical structures that you can use to

build equations.