by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 21, 2018)
The Equation Editor allows you to easily define complex equations within a Word document. Many other WordTips have dealt with how to use the Equation Editor and format equations. Normally, you use one of these two methods to start the Equation Editor:
If you use a lot of equations in your documents, these methods can quickly become tedious. To make life easier, you can add an Equation Editor tool to any toolbar. To add the tool, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Commands tab of the Customize dialog box.
Now, to invoke the Equation Editor, just click on the new tool. When you do, the Equation Editor springs to life, ready to help you.
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