Creating an Equation
If you are creating a scientific or academic paper that involves complex equations, you may need to display them in the text without actually using them in conjunction with a table. The standard keyboard does not have all of the mathematical symbols you might need to create the equation, so you can use the Equations gallery to quickly insert a common equation or the Design tab under Equation Tools to create a custom equation. The Equations gallery is part of Word’s building block approach to creating customized documents.
Insert a Common Equation from the Equations Gallery
Click where you want to insert an equation.