

CREATING MATHEMATICS INSIDE MS WORD I
There are four sections to this document
Before you can use the Equation Editor The other three sections of this document will work only if the Microsoft Equation Editor has been installed on the machine you are using; the Equation Editor comes with Microsoft Office but is not installed under a standard installation. The computers in the Sylvania CRC and Sylvania math classrooms all have the Equation Editor installed. On your home machine you probably will need to load your Microsoft office CD and do a custom install to install the Equation Editor. (It's easier to do than the phrase "custom install" implies. J ) All of the maneuvers described in this section of the document will need to be done at most once. After installing the Equation Editor,
you also want to customize your toolbar so that the Equation Editor button
is easily accessible. (The button is already on the CRC and math classroom
machines.)
(Very) Basic operation of the Equation Editor Once your Equation Editor button
is in place, all you need to do to open an Equation Box is leftclick that
button. Upon your click an Equation Box like that shown in Figure 2 will appear
as well as the Equation Editor Menu shown in Figure 3. (As a side note I should
mention that the Equation Editor Menu has the unfortunate habit of sometimes
opening directly on top of the location at which you are typing.
L Should this happen,
simply leftclick and drag the solid strip across the top of the box until the
box is out of the way.)
Once a template has been inserted into your Equation Box, you need to look and see where inside the template the cursor is flashing. You then go ahead and type the information that goes into that location. To move to the next location in the template you press the Tab key. You also press the Tab key to exit the template. When you are done typing in your expression, you leftclick anywhere outside of the Equation Box. If you need to edit an existing Equation Box you simply doubleclick anywhere over the expression contained within the box. Shortcut Keys are your very best
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