Write and edit equations in Word on a mobile device

Word for Android and Word Mobile supports writing and editing math equations. Write your math equations in linear format, for example like a2+b2=c2 and Word will convert it into professional display format a²+b²=c².

Write equations

  1. Open your Word document.

  2. Tap Home and select Insert.

  3. Under Insert, choose Insert New Equation. You get the prompt to type a new equation.

    Showing Insert equation under Insert menu

    Note: There is no built-in equation gallery present in the mobile version unlike Word 2016

  4. After you type your equation in linear format, tap to see Math Options.

    Showing Math Options for equations

  5. Choose Professional to have your equations appear as display format.

    Showing math equation formats

See Also

Write, insert or change an equation on Word 2016 

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