How to Prepare Formulas on a Word Processor

Because you will be required to use many formulas in this course's written assignments, please follow the steps below, which will introduce you to a way to prepare formulas on your word processor, using the following formula as an example:

Steps

  1. Put your cursor at the space in your document where you want to insert a formula.


  2. Click MathType on the toolbar and select Insert Inline Equation. (You may also click Insert on the toolbar, and select Objectů . From the Object window, choose MathType 5.0 Equation, and click OK.)


  3. Start to type the formula in the small equation window. (If the equation toolbar is not visible, click View and click Toolbar.
    • Type f(Z)=
    • Choose the division sign from the equation tool bar.)
    • Type 1 in the top square.
    • Select the square root sign from the equation tool bar, which will appear in the bottom square.
    • Type 2 inside the square root sign.
    • Select the pi sign from the equation tool bar.
    • Move the cursor out of the bottom square.
    • Type e.
    • Select the superscript sign from the equation tool bar.
    • Type - in the superscript location.
    • Choose the division sign from the equation tool bar (still in the superscript location).
    • Type Z in the top square.
    • Select the superscript sign from the equation tool bar for Z.
    • Type 2 in the superscript location.
    • Move the cursor to the bottom square, and type 2.
    • Double-check your formula for correctness.
    • Click File, select Exit, and click Yes in the Save Changes dialog box. The equation will be inserted in the location where you had placed your cursor in your document.

Please do more exercises, you will feel comfortable to create your own equations.