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# Insert mathematical symbols

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In Microsoft Office Word 2007, you can insert mathematical symbols into equations.

- On the
**Insert**tab, in the**Symbols**group, click the arrow under**Equation**, and then click**Insert New Equation**.

- Under
**Equation Tools**, on the**Design**tab, in the**Symbols**group, click the**More**arrow . - Click the arrow next to the name of the symbol set, and then click the name of the symbol set that you want to display.
- Click the symbol that you want to insert.

** Note ** If the **Equation** button is not available, you may be working in Compatibility Mode. Compatibility Mode ensures that no new or enhanced features in Office Word 2007 are available while you are working with a document, so that people who are using previous versions of Word will have full editing capabilities. For more information on how to convert a document to Office Word 2007 and leave Compatibility Mode, see Use Word 2007 to open documents created in previous versions of Word.

## Available symbol sets

The following mathematical symbol sets are available in Office Word 2007.

Symbol set |
Subset |
Definition |
---|---|---|

Basic Math | None | Commonly used mathematical symbols, such as > and < |

Greek Letters | Lowercase | Lowercase letters from the Greek alphabet |

Uppercase | Uppercase letters from the Greek alphabet | |

Letter-Like Symbols | None | Symbols that resemble letters |

Operators | Common Binary Operators | Symbols that act on two quantities, such as + and ÷ |

Common Relational Operators | Symbols that express a relationship between two expressions, such as = and ~ | |

Basic N-ary Operators | Operators that act across a range of variables or terms | |

Advanced Binary Operators | Additional symbols that act on two quantities | |

Advanced Relational Operators | Additional symbols that express a relationship between two expressions | |

Arrows | None | Symbols that indicate direction |

Negated Relations | None | Symbols that express a negated relationship |

Scripts | Scripts | The mathematical Script typeface |

Frakturs | The mathematical Fraktur typeface | |

Double-Struck | The mathematical double-struck typeface | |

Geometry | None | Commonly used geometric symbols |

Applies to:

Word 2007