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# Insert mathematical symbols

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In Microsoft Office Word 2007, you can insert mathematical symbols into equations.

1. On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow under Equation, and then click Insert New Equation.

2. Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Symbols group, click the More arrow .

3. Click the arrow next to the name of the symbol set, and then click the name of the symbol set that you want to display.

4. Click the symbol that you want to insert.

Note   If the Equation button is not available, you may be working in Compatibility Mode. Compatibility Mode ensures that no new or enhanced features in Office Word 2007 are available while you are working with a document, so that people who are using previous versions of Word will have full editing capabilities. For more information on how to convert a document to Office Word 2007 and leave Compatibility Mode, see Use Word 2007 to open documents created in previous versions of Word.

## Available symbol sets

The following mathematical symbol sets are available in Office Word 2007.

 Symbol set Subset Definition Basic Math None Commonly used mathematical symbols, such as > and < Greek Letters Lowercase Lowercase letters from the Greek alphabet Uppercase Uppercase letters from the Greek alphabet Letter-Like Symbols None Symbols that resemble letters Operators Common Binary Operators Symbols that act on two quantities, such as + and ÷ Common Relational Operators Symbols that express a relationship between two expressions, such as = and ~ Basic N-ary Operators Operators that act across a range of variables or terms Advanced Binary Operators Additional symbols that act on two quantities Advanced Relational Operators Additional symbols that express a relationship between two expressions Arrows None Symbols that indicate direction Negated Relations None Symbols that express a negated relationship Scripts Scripts The mathematical Script typeface Frakturs The mathematical Fraktur typeface Double-Struck The mathematical double-struck typeface Geometry None Commonly used geometric symbols

Applies To: Word 2007

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