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gum digger
27-03-2006, 10:02 PM
Does anyone kno hw to do maths notations in word, any program which does it.
for eg. if i actually want to show 2^3 or 3/2.

27-03-2006, 10:09 PM
Does this help

Word 2003

On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create New tab.
In the Object type box, click Microsoft Equation 3.0.
If Microsoft Equation Editor is not available, you may need to install it.

28-03-2006, 01:48 AM
Funnily enough I've been doing a lot of this lately.

If you can't install the equation editor you can use field codes. They are found under insert --> fields --> eq

Reply back if you need more assistance ;)


28-03-2006, 06:51 AM
Have a look at a suite of programs put out by efofex in Western Australia.

They work alongside Word . At the school where I taught until recent retirement, we bought FX Equation and FX Graph (I think that latter one is the name). FX Equation was particularly helpful when preparing tests.

To enter y = sin theta (symbol) , you would type in y=sin th and it would come up with perfect symbols. Then, you can enter that into the word document. The same was true for FX Graph. You could draw a set of graphs on their axes very easily and then put them across into word. Resizing etc was a cinch.

I now run only Linux here at home and I have yet to find an equivalent that is as good.

Hope this helps,


Graham L
28-03-2006, 04:05 PM
If you want good mathematical typesetting, use Latex. That's the best. I think most Linux distributions have a package. There will be a Windows version too ...

It's free.