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PowerPoint makes adding equations to your slides simple.

Insert an equation

  1. To insert a built-in equation, select Insert >Equation, and then choose the equation you want.

    Or select Insert > Equation for a blank equation.

  2. Under the Equation Tools Design tab, select Fraction, Script, Radical, Integral, Operator, Function or Symbols to insert your elements into your equation.

Create ink equations

  1. Select Ink Equation.

    Note: Ink equations are ideally done with a stylus, but you can also use a mouse.

  2. Write in your equation, and then select Erase or Select and Correct to modify and choose which elements of your written equation to keep.

  3. To put your equation into PowerPoint, select Insert.

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Write an equation

If you're creating a presentation for a new chemical formula, breakthrough in science or teaching a course.

PowerPoint 2016 can help you present your findings with Equations.

To insert an equation into your slide, change to the Insert ribbon tab and choose Equation.

You can either click the down arrow, they have some equations in here to get you started.

You can also simply click Equation and have a blank one.

The Equation Tools Design tab will appear, from here you can enter your own fractions, scripts, radicals, integrals.

All sorts of operators and sign functions.

You can even add mathematical symbols.

Clicking the down arrow will allow you to include geometric symbols, scripts, arrows, operators, Greek letters and other basic math symbols.

A highlight of PowerPoint 2016, is the ability to create ink equations.

That is, to use your own handwriting.

Ideally, this should be done with a stylus, though you can use your mouse.

You can write your mathematical equation here, then preview it at the top of the list.

PowerPoint will figure out what you're trying to do.

If it gets it wrong, you can click Erase, start over again, or select and correct what it didn't get right.

When you're happy with your equation, click the Insert button and it's brought into PowerPoint.

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