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Math in Microsoft Word Section

The following guide will help you add symbols, subscript and superscript text, and equations to documents created in Microsoft Word. The steps for creating theses text elements are listed for both Office 2016 for Mac users and Office 2016 (including Office 365) for Windows users.

Office 2016 for Windows

  1. Click in the document where you would like to add a symbol.
  2. Click on the Insert tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click on Symbols. If you do not see the symbol you want click on More Symbols.
  4. Find the symbol you want and choose Insert.

Office 2016 for Mac or Office 365

  1. Click in the document where you would like to add a symbol.
  2. Click on the Insert tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click on Advanced Symbols.
  4. Find the symbol you want and choose Insert.

Office 2016 for Windows, Mac or Office 365

  • On the Home tab, click on Superscript or Subscript

Office 2016 for Windows, Mac or Office 365

  1. Click on the Insert tab on the ribbon.
  2. Click on Equation.
  3. General Notes (depending on the type of equation)
    • Use the Math Symbols section to browse common mathematical characters and operators.
    • Click on a symbol to insert it into your equation.
    • Use the Structures section to browse the available equation objects.
    • Click on a category (i.e. Accent) to view the drop down menu of objects in that group.
    • Click on an object to insert it into your equation.
    • Click inside the square(s) and type any values or text you want to be in the object.

      Summation equation with empty boxes in Word's Equation Editor

    • You can also click in the squares(s) and insert symbols as above.

Dr. Zimmerman steps through the process in the following video.

Math in Canvas Section

Equations and math symbols are available in the rich content editor in Canvas. Equations can be added to discussion posts, quizzes and assignments.

The following video by Dr. Zimmerman will demonstrate how to use the Canvas equation editor.

For additional resources, view How do I use the Math Editor in the Rich Content Editor in the Canvas guides.