Adding Lines in an Equation Editor Matrix

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 15, 2019)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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One of the strengths of the Equation Editor is the ability to express matrices. In some notations, matrices are shown with lines between the elements of the matrix. To add lines, follow these steps:

  1. Select the matrix.
  2. Choose the Matrix option from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Matrix dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Matrix dialog box.

  4. Use the mouse to click in the space between the matrix cells. Each click in the same space produces a different type of line—the first click results in a solid line, the second in a dashed line, the third in a dotted line, and the fourth click removes the line.
  5. Click on OK.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2022-02-21 13:02:12

Brandon Piereder

Hi Allen, LOVE your tips! I've been coming to your site forever it seems!

Does the matrix dialog box referenced here still exist? I can't find any way to access it in Word (I'm running 365 with version 2201 build 14827.20192).

I'm trying to make a partitioned matrix (like this: https://images.slideplayer.com/39/10842003/slides/slide_3.jpg) but the closest I can get to it looking like that without just drawing lines is by using a combination of fractions, "right-vertial-bar-only" bracket structures, and spaces to get things aligned nicely.

Did MS remove the dialog box?


2016-01-19 14:42:45

Luis Montoya

We have to Download this!!

http://www.dessci.com/en/support/mathtype/tips/mt_charts/default.htm


2016-01-19 13:55:09

Luis Montoya

Maybe this web is useful


2016-01-19 13:53:36

Luis

http://www.dessci.com/en/company/training/misc/ee-mt_tips.pdf


2016-01-19 13:07:12

Luis

Where is the format menu for Matrices?????????


2015-10-19 16:41:51

Mahmoud Mahmoud

Where is this format menue for Matrices?


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