Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

In Depth Information

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

Tip

Equation placeholders do not appear in Full Screen Reading view, Print Preview, or in

printed documents.

The process of constructing your equation is a simple matter of adding the Equation

content control, and then typing what you want to add and clicking the structure and symbols

you want to use. Word inserts what you type and click as you build the equation, as shown

in the following illustration:

Click handle and drag

to a new location

Click to display

Equation Options

Controlling Equation Display

When you insert an equation, it appears in what’s called a
content control
, which is a kind

of content placeholder for interactive elements on your page. You can use the tools in the

Structures and Symbols groups on the Equation Tools Design tab to build your equation,

or you can click the Equation Options button on the right side of the equation to change

the way the equation is displayed (see Figure 18-5). Here’s what you can use the different

options to do:

•
Professional
This option converts the selected formula to a two-dimensional

display, showing fractions as fractions, for example, with one set of values above

another.

•
Linear
Linear converts the equation so that the entire formula is on a single line,

which makes the characters easier to edit.

•
Change To Inline/Display
This alters the way the equation appears in your

document. Display shows the equation in the center of the line; Inline positions the

equation in line with your paragraph text.