5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

Date:2019-9-20 Author:Olivia

Have you ever been bothered by inserting a mathematical symbol in Word? After all, the current keyboard has been designed with only a few symbols which is far away from the practical demands. Here I collect 5 simple tips, easy to learn, just pick one you prefer:

Tip 1: Symbol Button in Ribbon

1. Go to Insert tab and click Symbol button, click More Symbols in the drop-down list.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

2. The Symbol dialog box will display, go to Symbols tab and select Symbol in the box of Font. Scroll up and down to choose the mathematical symbol you want, then just simply click Insert at bottom right.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

Tip 2: Right-click the Mouse

1. Click anywhere and right-click the mouse. Select Insert Symbol in the pop-up window.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

2. The Symbol dialog box will display, go to Symbols tab and select Symbol in the box of Font. Scroll up and down to choose the mathematical symbol you want, then just simply click Insert at bottom right.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

Tip 3: Manual Input in Ink Equation

1. Go to Insert tab and click Equation in Symbols group.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

2. Select Ink Equation in the drop-down list.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

3. The handwriting board will display, simply drag the mouse to insert the mathematical symbol. Note: If input error occurs, click the Erase button and select the error part to clear it. If you want to reenter the mathematical symbol, click Clear button then everything in the handwriting board will be deleted. Then just simply click Insert at bottom right.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

Tip 4: Shortcuts in Keyboard

Some specified mathematical symbols have corresponding shortcuts. Enter the number in the table below and press [Alt] + [X] to achieve the same result. For example, you want to insert a less than or equal to symbol, just enter 2264 and press the related two keys.

<: 003C

>: 003E

≤: 2264

≥: 2265

±: 00B1

≈: 2248

≠: 2260

≌: 224C

∑: 2211

∫: 222B

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

Top 5: Object Button in Ribbon

1. Go to Insert tab and click Object button and select Object in the drop-down box.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

2. The Object dialog box will display, go to Create New tab and click Microsoft Equation 3.0, then hit OK at bottom right.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

3. The Equation dialog box will appear, click these buttons to choose the mathematical symbol you need.

5 Simple Tips on How to Insert a Mathematical Symbol in Word

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