Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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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.
 
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