Insert a Equation│Hand Writing Equation│Quick Equation

If you are working on a paper related to math or science, you may need to insert equations. An equation in math is a statement that asserts the equality of two expressions. Similar to the steps inserting a fraction in the word file, please follow the steps below to insert an equation in the word document:

**1. Insert an Equation**

Step 1: Click the "**Insert**" tab from the ribbon;

Step 2: Click "**Equation**" in the "**Symbols**" section;

Step 3: Type the equation in the equation box which appears in the word file;

Step 4: Click anywhere outside of the box to finish.

**2. Insert Equation by Handwriting**

If you do not want to type the equation, you can use the "**Ink Equation**" option which allows you to insert the equation with handwriting.

Step 1: Click the "**Insert**" tab from the ribbon;

Step 2: Click the small triangle right after the "**Equation**" command;

Step 3: Selection "**Ink Equation**" from the drop-down list;

Step 4: Write the equation by moving your mouse cursor, or with fingers if you have the touch screen. If the equation is not correct, you can always correct it with the commands at the bottom.

Step 5: Click "**Insert**" when you finish.

**3. Quickly Insert an Equation**

If you have an equation that you use it on a regular basis, you can save the equation to the gallery which will allow you to quickly pull it next time.

Step 1: Move your cursor to the equation and click on the small triangle right after the equation box;

Step 2: Select "**Save as New Equation**" from the drop-down list;

Step 3: Type a name for the equation and click "**OK**" (you can also put the description of the equation);

Step 4: Next time when you need the equation again, you can find the equation from the equation drop-down list by clicking the triangle after the "**Equation**" command in the "**Insert**" tab.