Microsoft Word & Mathematical Symbols

  kentylad 18:39 26 Apr 03
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I am finding it rather hard to cope with the lacking number of mathematical symbols within Microsoft Word. They have the odd few, but I am looking for something a bit more complex. Is there another package which may perhaps specialise in this area i.e. one where equations can be typed easily and methematical symbols inputted freely. Or perhaps there is a 'plugin' where by new symbols can be incorporated within Word??

Thank you in advance

Nick

  Patr100 18:43 26 Apr 03

Have you tried "insert symbol" and then changed the font? You find more choices that way.

  kentylad 18:44 26 Apr 03

which font would you say is best? I use arial

Nick

  VoG™ 18:46 26 Apr 03

Word comes with Microsoft Equation Editor which should be satisfactory for most things. I'm not sure if it is installed by default - you might have to insert your Office disk to install it.

Microsoft Equation Editor is found in the Insert/Object, Create New tab, Microsoft Equation 3.0.

  kentylad 18:48 26 Apr 03

Hmm, i cant seem to find it..? I am on Office XP Pro

Nick

  VoG™ 18:52 26 Apr 03

From Word XP help

If you originally installed your Microsoft Office program from a network file server or from a shared folder, you must install or remove components from that location. If you installed your Office program from a CD-ROM and you've mapped your CD-ROM drive to a new drive letter since installing the Office program, reinstall from the CD-ROM. If you're running any Office program files from the CD-ROM, you must uninstall the Office program and then reinstall it from the CD-ROM.

Quit all programs.
Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon in the Windows Control Panel.
Do one of the following:
For Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium Edition:

If you installed your Office program as part of Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office in the Currently installed programs box, and then click the Change button.

If you installed your Office program individually, click the name of your program in the Currently installed programs box, and then click the Change button.

For Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0:
If you installed your Office program as part of Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office on the Install/Uninstall tab, and then click the Add/Remove button.

If you installed your Office program individually, click the name of your program on the Install/Uninstall tab, and then click the Add/Remove button.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

  VoG™ 18:57 26 Apr 03

This is clearer click here

  Peter E 18:58 26 Apr 03

...select Insert - Object - Create New and then select Microsoft equation 3.0. You then get the equation toolbar from which you can select mathematical symbols etc.

It may be a little different in Word XP but I'm sure if you type equation editor into the help, you'll find how to do it.

Regards

  Peter E 19:00 26 Apr 03

Oh, a bit late with that.

  kentylad 19:10 26 Apr 03

Thanx for the help guys. I have found a program call MathType by Design Science, seems like it could be very useful and will purchase that.

Thanx again

Nick

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