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How To Add Equations To PowerPoint Quickly and Easily

Mar 10, 2023

Do you need to learn to insert mathematical equations into a PowerPoint presentation?

In this article, we will discuss the following:

  • How to add equations.

  • How to manually add a new equation.

  • How to customize a Microsoft equation.

  • Frequently asked questions about how to insert equations in PowerPoint presentations.

How to Insert Equations in Your PowerPoint Presentation

Add equations

To add equations to your PowerPoint presentation:

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation

    Open your PowerPoint presentation
  2. Select a specific slide in PowerPoint, then select the "Insert" tab, and in the "Symbols group," click "Equation."

    Select a partucular placehold text in PowerPoint slide, then go to "Insert" tab and click "Equation."
  3. In the drop-down list, click a specific option for your equation.

    Select a specific option for your equation in the drop-down list.
  4. Once you select an option for your equation, your equation will immediately insert into your PowerPoint slide.

    After you click it, your specific math equation will immediately add in the placeholder text box.

If you want to customize your new equation on your presentation. in the "Drawing Tools" and "Equation Tools," select "Design" and select any function in the "Structures group" for your equation.

Manually add a new equation.

If you want to input your entire equation to your presentation manually:

  1. Select an existing slide on your presentation. Click the "Insert" tab and choose "Equation" under the "Symbol group."

    In the existing PowerPoint slide, click "Insert" tab and select "Equation" button.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click "Insert New Equation."

    Select the "Insert New Equation" in the drop-down menu to manually add new equations in your slide.
  3. Type your math equation using the options above in the "Structures" and the "Symbols" groups.

    Start typing your math equation with the use of structures and symbols groups.
  4. After your new equation appears in the text box, press "Enter" once done.

    once you've done typing, press "Enter" to start typing your next equation.

Customizing a Microsoft equation.

Suppose you want to change the font in writing your math equation in PowerPoint:

  1. Highlight or select all the symbols you want to change.

    Select and highlight the equation you insert in the PowerPoint slide.
  2. Select "Design" under the "Equation Tools" and click the "Normal Text" option.

    Select "Design under the "Equation tools then look and click "normal text" option.
  3. After you click it, all your symbols will change their fonts.

    once you click "Normal text", you font for you equation will directly change.

Final Thoughts on How to Add Equations to PowerPoint.

The two methods above are the most straightforward and quickest way to add new equations to your Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Frequently Asked Questions on How to Insert Equations in PowerPoint Presentations:

What are the math equations available in PowerPoint presentations?

  1. Area of the Circle

  2. Binomial Theorem

  3. Expansion of a Sum

  4. Fourier Series

  5. Pythagorean Theorem

  6. Quadratic Formula

  7. Taylor Expansion

  8. Trig Identity 1

  9. Trig Identity 2


Can I change the color format for my math equation?

Yes, you can change the size, type, and design of your math equation by; selecting the "equation," then going to the "Drawing Tool" & "Equation Tools" and selecting "Format." Navigate and click "Shape fill" to change the color of your math equation.

What are the shortcut keys for "Equation" in PowerPoint presentations?

The shortcut key for "Equation" is Alt+N+E.

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