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**What is this?:**This is a list that contains hotkeys and short cuts designed to make your time writing equations in Microsoft word quicker and hopefully less of a hassle.

**Why?**: Some time recently I decided to start doing all my homework on my computer regardless of the class. This may seem difficult and many people that see my homework think its over kill but, knowing the hot keys and short cuts really cuts down on A LOT of time. The main tool here is Microsoft Word's equation editor. I don't know the full extent of the uses but I did want to share my knowledge to maybe help some one else shave a good amount of time off their report. I have looked around the internet to get help with shortcuts and hot keys but have not found very useful tools. I actually would like some help writing up a list of hot keys and short cuts to make available to every one. If you have any comments or suggestion please comment below.

**Remember:**

__to press space where the code says, it is necessary to get Microsoft word to recognize certain parts before continuing.__

**Sections:**

1. Common Hotkeys

2. Basic Math Equations

3. Greek letters and symbols

4. Scripts

5. Limits/logs/trig functions

6. Common Character Accents.

**1. Common Hotkeys**

Code:

```
Alt+"=" open/close equation editor
ctrl+l left align
ctrl+e center align
ctrl+r Right align
ctrl+j justify
ctrl+b bold
ctrl+u underline
ctrl+i italic
ctrl+s save document
ctrl+o open document
ctrl+c copy
ctrl+x cut
ctrl+v paste
shift+arrow select text. By letter or symbol
ctrl+shift+arrow select text. by word or grouping
ctrl+shift+. increase text size
ctrl+shift+, decrease text size
```

The variables x and n can be replaced with words and full equations

**2. Basic Math equations**

Code:

```
[B]Exponents[/B]
x^n x[SUP]n[/SUP]
(x+x)^n (x+x)[SUP]n[/SUP]
x^(n+n) x[SUP](n+n)[/SUP]
x^n+n x[SUP]n[/SUP]+n
[B]Division[/B]
x/n "x" divided by "n"
(x+x)/n "x" plus "x" total divided by "n"
x/(n+n) "x" divided by the sum of "n"+"n"
x/n+n "x"divided by "n" total plus "n"
[B]Integrals: be sure to type spaces as indicated[/B]
\int x dx boundless integral over the function x
\int _0^n x dx integral with bounds zero to n over the function x
\int _0^(n+n) x dx integral with bounds zero to n plus n all over the function of x
\iint x dx double integral with no bounds
\iiint x dx triple intertal
(I am not sure if you can add bounds to all the integrals
I would use multiple single integrals for this as shown below)
\int_0^2\pi \int _0^pi \int _0^r r^2 sin \phi dr d\phi d\theta
bounds from 0 to 2(pi), 0 to pi and 0 to r
(this is an integral for a sphere of radius r)
```

**3. Greek letters and symbols commonly used in equations:**

Code:

```
[B]Shortcuts (press space to change to symbol)[/B]
\Alpha A
\alpha α
\Beta B
\beta β
\Delta Δ
\delta δ
\partial ∂
\Gamma Γ
\gamma γ
\epsilon ϵ
\Epsilon Ε
\varepsilon ε
\eta η
\Eta H
\theta θ
\Theta Θ
\kappa κ
\Kappa K
\lambda λ
\Lambda Λ
\pi π
\Pi Π
\omega ω
\Omega Ω
\mu μ
\Mu M
\infty infinity symbol
```

**4. Scripts**

Code:

```
X^n X[SUP]n[/SUP]
X_n X[SUB]n[/SUB]
(I am not sure how to get the ones for elements where the scripts come before)
```

**5. Limits/logs/trig:**(type the equation as indicated, include the spaces as they are recognized by Microsoft Word.)

Code:

```
lim (x->0) x limit from x to zero subscript for x
log_x n log[SUB]x[/SUB] n
sin x sine function
sin^-1 x inverse sine function
cos x cosine function
cos^-1 x inverse cosine function
tan x tangent function
tan^-1 x inverse tangent function
sinh x hyperbolic sine function
sinh^-1 x inverse hyperbolic sine function
cosh x hyperbolic cosine function
cosh^-1 x inverse hyperbolic cosine function
tanh x hyperbolic tangent function
tanh^-1 x inverse hyperbolic tangent function
```

**6. Common character accents:**press space two times to get the accent on said character

Code:

```
x\hat x with hat on top
x\dot x with dot on top
x\ddot x with two dots on top
x\dddot x with three dots on top
x\vec x with vector on top
x\tilde x with tilde on top
```

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