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    equation editor superscript (Word97SR2)

    It's years (literally) since I used an equation editor in Word; probably Word2.0 back in '93 ....

    So now I want to use Equation Editor (Insert, Object, Microsoft Equation 3.0) and I need a superscript in the denominator.

    I can see the Size menu item, and there is SubScript and sub-subscript, but no sign of Superscript.

    Choosing Size, Define suggests that Equation Editor knows about superscripts.

    I've tried holding down the Shift key with various menu options.

    I've even read this post: equation editor superscript, but I don't really want to get into {EQ} and {ADVANCE}

    I'm annoyed because it seems that "super" ought to be as easily selectable as "sub".

    Any clues?

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    Re: equation editor superscript (Word97SR2)

    I've only ever positioned things within the Eq editor using the templates on the toolbar. Is the attached the sort of effect you are trying to achieve?

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    Re: equation editor superscript (Word97SR2)

    > Is the attached the sort of effect you are trying to achieve?

    Thanks, Stuck. It's precisely what I'm trying to achieve. Please would you be able to post the steps you take after you've typed the "Z2" in the denominator? How did you turn the "2" into a superscript?

    (and do you have any idea how awkward I feel typing "Z2" when I know they'll appear identical in some fonts?!!!)


    (Later) I think I've found it - there's a super/sub script sub-toolbar on the Equation Editor toolbar. Is that how you did it?

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    Re: equation editor superscript (Word97SR2)

    Chris,

    You don't type Z2 and then turn the 2 into a superscript.
    You type the Z, then you insert the superscript template
    Then you type the 2.

    To insert the superscript template you use this control...

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    Re: equation editor superscript (Word97SR2)

    >superscript template you use this control

    Thank you! I keep (!) forgetting that inside the Equation Editor are Graohics and quasi-graphics, not just text. The MSWord in me wants to Type something, and then Do Something with what I've typed.

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    Re: equation editor superscript (Word97SR2)

    Chris,

    Yes, the Equation Editor toolbar is your route to all things formatting within this applet. I see StuartR has already posted a screen dump to illustrate the required 'template' (Eq Ed's terminology not mine).

    Yes again, it's all back to front in Equation Editor. You pick the positioning/formatting/layout/style then fill in the required text. Possibly because it is actually a cut down version of MathType rather than a native home grown Microsoft Word beastie.

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