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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

This article will teach you how to use the Equation Editor in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, or simply how to add equations to your PowerPoint presentation.

1. The steps you need to take in order to insert an equation in your presentation are pretty much the same as inserting it in Microsoft Word. The first thing you need to do is select the Insert tab from the main menu and click on the Equation button (with the symbol Pi) in the top right corner of the screen.


Note: After you click on the Equation button a list will appear containing the most commonly used equations.

2. Click on any of the equations to insert them in the presentation.


Note: Once you click on the equation, you can edit it. All your editing tools (Tools, Symbols and Structures) appear in the main menu above.

3. One of the benefits of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 is that you may not want this equation as a text, but as a picture. Then just right click on it and copy it and then paste it as an image file.



Note: Now that you have the equation as a picture you can use it on a website or on another document. This is very useful because the problem is that sometimes the rendering doesn’t work with this kind of files and recognising the symbols. Also this comes as a useful hint because sometimes when using flash as animation it has difficulties in showing equations.

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