# Atomic symbols

1. Jun 20, 2006

### Karen

I am trying to complete some chem homework in microsoft word, but I need to write the atomic symbols. Is there any way I can write the mass number over the atomic number. Can I use sub and super script at the same time in the same place?

2. Jun 20, 2006

### dav2008

I don't know if you can do it in terms of basic text in Word but you could import some images.

You can copy/paste them from here (Not sure if it will work though because of the anti-aliasing)--Although I don't think PF has any problem with you copying/pasting images, please don't hotlink the image onto another website.

$$^{14}_{6}C$$

Or if you want to remove the italics:

$$^{14}_{6}\textrm{C}$$

Edit: I just tried it and for some reason Word inverts the colors.

Last edited: Jun 20, 2006
3. Jun 20, 2006

### Integral

Staff Emeritus
Microsoft equation editor ought to do the job for you.

Tools-> insert -> Microsoft Equation editor 3

4. Jun 20, 2006

### dav2008

Wow I never even knew that existed.

By the way, I guess tools/insert is for Word XP. For 2000, it's Insert/Object/[Create New]-Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0

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