Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

In Depth Information

**Using Math AutoCorrect**

Note

Math AutoCorrect entries are case sensitive. An entry such as
\Sigma
changes to
Σ

(the uppercase Greek character) while
\sigma
changes to
σ
(
the lowercase Greek

character).

Note

The Recognized Functions button provides a list of expressions that are not

automatically italicized when creating equations. You can add additional expressions to the list.

If you want to use Math AutoCorrect anywhere in your document, select the Use Math

AutoCorrect Rules Outside Of Math Regions option. Otherwise, you can only use Math AutoCorrect

in an Equation Content Control by inserting a new equation from the Equation gallery on

the Insert tab or by pressing Alt+=.

Note

The Equation gallery and the ability to insert new equations are disabled if you are

using Word in Compatibility Mode; however, Math AutoCorrect can still be used.

To create new Math AutoCorrect entries, first select the desired symbol or group of

symbols in a document and display the AutoCorrect dialog box (Alt+T+A). On the Math

AutoCorrect tab, type your replace characters in the Replace text box. Your replace characters

do not need to start with a backslash (\), but this syntax is recommended to maintain

consistency.

Note

If you have standard equations, consider turning them into Building Blocks and

associating them with the Equations gallery to ease insertion.