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Math Symbols in Word for Mac

 
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Merlyn
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Math Symbols in Word for Mac Reply with quote

I've started using my Mac Mini exclusively for word processing (I'm a writer) and when I open the Insert/symbol in Word for Mac, there's no division symbol.

I can use the X on the keyboard for multiplication but I need the division symbol.

I've searched Microsoft's site and can't find a download. Can anyone help?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Math Symbols in Word for Mac Reply with quote

Merlyn wrote:
I've started using my Mac Mini exclusively for word processing (I'm a writer) and when I open the Insert/symbol in Word for Mac, there's no division symbol.

I can use the X on the keyboard for multiplication but I need the division symbol.

I've searched Microsoft's site and can't find a download. Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Merlyn


I assume you're talking about the division symbol that looks like a dash with a dot both above and below it? The division symbol commonly used with computers is "/", so that's an option right there. But the actual option that I talked about is called with "Option+/". Just do that key combination wherever you want to place the division symbol.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yup... it works
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Don't be silly enough to use the + sign
just option/ Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word also contains an equation editor, my wife is a Math and Science teacher and it comes in quite handy.

From Word Help:
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Insert an equation
1. Click where you want to insert the equation.
2. On the Insert menu, click Object.
3. In the Object type box, click Microsoft Equation.
4. Click OK.
5. Build the equation by selecting symbols from the Equation toolbar and 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.
For Help on creating an equation, click Equation Editor Help on the Equation Editor Help men6. When you are finished creating your equation, click Quit Equation Editor on the Equation Editor menu.

Hope this helps
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