# Insert Math Equations in Word 2013

**Use formulas in Word 2013**

Inserting math equations is one of the most important features of Word 2013. It is very useful when you want to insert a math equation in your documents. Someone might want to make a document, such as a business manager, finance manager, school teacher, university professor and for them Word provides the facility to add mathematics equations or symbols in their report. However you can insert the math equation and symbol by hand but it looks more professional using the Word built-in feature.

Use the following to insert the math equation in your documents.

**Step 1**

First of all open the document that you want to insert a math equation into and place your mouse pointer where you need to insert it.

**Step 2**

Click on the "Insert" Tab and choose "Equation drop down list" within the symbol group.

**Step 3**

Now by clicking your desired equation add it to your documents.

**Step 4**

By clicking the "drop down button" of the equation box** **there are more options available, such as save as new Equation, professional look or linear look , also change to inline or display and justification settings.

**Step 5**

The drop down button of equations contains two options, "professional" and "linear" that help to change the look of the equation and changes it to inline in order for the option to change the location of the equation.

**Step 6**

You can also change the built-in equation by clicking on **"Save as New equation"** then enter the new equation and click on the "Ok" button.

**Step 7**

You can also add a new equation by choosing "**Insert New Equation**" within the equation drop down list.

**Step 8**

Now Write your **own equation **using symbols, structures and tools.

There is one other way to add the equation to Word documents; that is by using the Microsoft Equation 3.0 object.

**Step 9**

Click on the "Insert" Tab and choose "Object" within the text group.

**Step 10**

Now the object will be opened where you choose "Microsoft Equation 3.0" and click on "Ok" button.

**Step 11**

A new window will be opened where you can choose the equation you need. But Word 2013 will treat this as a Microsoft Office Word's object. It is the main difference between this equation and a previous equation.