Here's How to Activate Equation in Word for Beginners, Really Easy!

Here's How to Activate Equation in Word for Beginners, Really Easy!

Geekers - Have you ever heard of the word Equation? Maybe for those of you who often struggle with Microsoft Word, you must be familiar with this word. Especially for those of you who often make formulas for math problems or for study materials.


Equation is a button or button that has the function to give and set formula entries very easily. Usually people who often use this button are people who are involved in calculations such as mathematics, chemistry, engineering, physics, and so on who are always struggling with formulas.



Equation makes it very easy for people who often use formulas in word. So, there's no need to type it manually, by using the equation you can write the formula automatically.


How to Enable Equation in Word


Sometimes the equation button in word doesn't appear or is inactive. However, there are also those that are automatically activated without the need to set them back. If your equation button doesn't exist or doesn't appear, maybe you have to follow the steps below to activate it. The following are the steps for activating equations in Word.


1. First, please click the downward triangle icon on the quick access which is at the top. As in the picture below.



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2. Then, please click "More Commands". As in the picture below.


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3. Then, please select the Quick Access Toolbar which is on the left of the panel. As in the picture below.


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4. Then, please click the triangle icon on popular commands, then select All Commands. As in the picture below.


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5. Then, please scroll down and select Equation Options and click Add to add it. As in the picture below.


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6. Then, the Equation Option will appear on the right side of the panel, then click Ok. As in the picture below.


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7. Then, the Equation icon will appear in the Quick Access above. As in the picture below.


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8. Done. If you use word 2013, the color on the equation icon is indeed gray. No need to worry.


For Versions of Word where the Equation Button Doesn't Work


However, sometimes there are other versions of the word where the equation button doesn't work. If it doesn't work, don't worry, please follow the steps below.


1. Please click "Save As" to save your document. As in the picture below.



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2. Then, please select Save as type "word document", then click "Save". As in the picture below.


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3. Then, a warning box will appear, please click OK.


4. Done. Your Equation is ready to use


Apart from adding Equation to quick access, you can also use equations via the insert menu. Because basically Equation is already in the insert menu. The method above is just a way to add equations to quick access so that access is fast. Here's how to use the equation through the insert menu, namely:


1. Please click on the insert menu at the top. As in the picture below.


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2. Then, please pay attention to the far right, then you will see the Equation button there. Please click to use it.


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3. Done.


However, it turns out that there are also those whose equation buttons are gray, aka they can't be used. If so, please follow the steps below.


1. Please click the File menu in your left corner. As in the picture below.


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2. Then, in the Info section, please click "Convert".


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3. Then, a confirmation pop-up will appear. Please click "OK".


4. Done. Now your equation button is active or blue.


That's all for this tutorial about how to activate equations in word. Hopefully this tutorial can be useful. Thank you 🙂



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