How do I insert an equation into Microsoft Word?


  1. Click where you want to insert the equation.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create New tab.
  3. In the Object type box, click Microsoft Equation 3.0.

If Microsoft Equation Editor is not available, you may need to install it.


  1. Click OK.
  2. Build the equation by selecting symbols from the Equation toolbar and by typing variables and numbers. From the top row of the Equation toolbar, you can choose from more than 150 mathematical symbols. From the bottom row, you can choose from a variety of templates or frameworks that contain symbols such as fractions, integrals, and summations.

If you need help, click Equation Editor Help Topics on the Help menu.

  1. To return to Microsoft Word, click the Word document.
  • Last Updated Sep 20, 2016
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  • Answered By Patrick Waugh

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