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Using equation editor on microsoft word

  1. Nov 23, 2005 #1

    DB

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    okay ive installed equation editor on microsoft word, and the only thing i dont know how do to is sub-numbers like [tex]H_2[/tex]. how do i get the "2" as a sub number? i cant find it on the equation toolbar....
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2005 #2

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    ive searched and searched but i only found a way to use subscripts in the Field Equation mode (which doesnt even work btw), not in the equation editor.... :(
     
  4. Nov 23, 2005 #3

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  5. Nov 24, 2005 #4

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    thanks dduardo, i got openoffice n i typed in a random chemistry equation n id like to know how bring it into either word or open office where i can place it in a lab report. thanks in advance
     
  6. Nov 24, 2005 #5

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    In OpenOffice Writer you can go to Insert->Object->Formula

    At the bottom of the program a window will pop up where you can enter you equation. I suggest creating a keyboard shortcut so you can enter equations quickly.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2005 #6

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    got it :) thanks bro
     
  8. Nov 25, 2005 #7

    FredGarvin

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    On the tool bar, you need to press the 3rd button from the left in the bottom row (for my set up anyways). It is a rectangle that is checkered with black dots at the upper right and lower right corners. The tool help that comes up is the "subscript and superscript templates." When you press that, another small tool bar shows up. You will see a checkered rectangular box that has a small black box in the position you want the script. In my tool bar, the sub script is top row (of the new box) second from the left. I use it all the time. There are a lot of other options in there.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2005 #8

    dduardo

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    FredGarvin, what are you talking about? Are you talking about Openoffice or Word?
     
  10. Nov 25, 2005 #9

    George Jones

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    In Word's equation editor, ctrl-l gives subscripts and ctrl-h gives superscripts.

    Regards,
    George
     
  11. Nov 26, 2005 #10

    FredGarvin

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    Microsoft Word's Equation editor. I guess I should have specified that.
     
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