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Old September 28th 07, 05:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Mattas120
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

I am working in 97-2003 compatibility mode in Word 2007 (in a vista OS), and
need to include equations in my documents. 'Equation' is disabled as
incompatible, and Words only suggestion is that I convert the document to
straight 2007, which I don't want to do. I am currently going back and forth
between word 2003 and 2007 to get the combination of features I want. Is
there any better work around for including compatible equations into a
document created in word 2007?

Thanks for any help.

Stefanie M
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Old September 28th 07, 06:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Bob Mathews
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

You don't need to convert the document to Word 2007 docx format,
but neither can you use the "new" equation editor (aka, the OMML
equation editor). The same Equation Editor that's been included
with Office since Office version 2 is also in Word 2007. Some
people call this "Equation Editor"; others call it "Microsoft
Equation", but whatever you call it, it hasn't changed.

To access Equation Editor in Word 2007, whether in native or
compatibility mode, on the Text group of the Insert tab, click on
Object. The Insert Object dialog that pops up is similar to what
you've seen in earlier versions of Word. Select "Microsoft
Equation 3.0".

BTW, MathType 6 is also compatible with Office 2007 (and
earlier), and installs a MathType tab onto the Ribbon in both
Word and PowerPoint. For more information on MathType, and to
download a free 30-day evaluation, click the link in my
signature.

--
Bob Mathews
Director of Training
Design Science, Inc.
bobm at dessci.com
http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news
FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide

On 28-Sep-2007, wrote:

I am working in 97-2003 compatibility mode in Word 2007 (in
a vista OS), and need to include equations in my documents.
'Equation' is disabled as incompatible, and Words only
suggestion is that I convert the document to straight 2007,
which I don't want to do. I am currently going back and forth
between word 2003 and 2007 to get the combination of features
I want. Is there any better work around for including
compatible equations into a document created in word 2007?

Thanks for any help.

Stefanie M

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Old September 28th 07, 06:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Mattas120
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode


Thanks for your very prompt help. I appreciate it.

"Bob Mathews" wrote:

You don't need to convert the document to Word 2007 docx format,
but neither can you use the "new" equation editor (aka, the OMML
equation editor). The same Equation Editor that's been included
with Office since Office version 2 is also in Word 2007. Some
people call this "Equation Editor"; others call it "Microsoft
Equation", but whatever you call it, it hasn't changed.

To access Equation Editor in Word 2007, whether in native or
compatibility mode, on the Text group of the Insert tab, click on
Object. The Insert Object dialog that pops up is similar to what
you've seen in earlier versions of Word. Select "Microsoft
Equation 3.0".

BTW, MathType 6 is also compatible with Office 2007 (and
earlier), and installs a MathType tab onto the Ribbon in both
Word and PowerPoint. For more information on MathType, and to
download a free 30-day evaluation, click the link in my
signature.

--
Bob Mathews
Director of Training
Design Science, Inc.
bobm at dessci.com
http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news
FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide

On 28-Sep-2007, wrote:

I am working in 97-2003 compatibility mode in Word 2007 (in
a vista OS), and need to include equations in my documents.
'Equation' is disabled as incompatible, and Words only
suggestion is that I convert the document to straight 2007,
which I don't want to do. I am currently going back and forth
between word 2003 and 2007 to get the combination of features
I want. Is there any better work around for including
compatible equations into a document created in word 2007?

Thanks for any help.

Stefanie M


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Old August 17th 09, 06:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Kassy
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

Is there anyway to get an icon on the ribbon? In Word 2003 I could just
click on the icon for equation editor and I'd like to make it that easy again
because I am a math teacher and therefore use it often.

"Mattas120" wrote:


Thanks for your very prompt help. I appreciate it.

"Bob Mathews" wrote:

You don't need to convert the document to Word 2007 docx format,
but neither can you use the "new" equation editor (aka, the OMML
equation editor). The same Equation Editor that's been included
with Office since Office version 2 is also in Word 2007. Some
people call this "Equation Editor"; others call it "Microsoft
Equation", but whatever you call it, it hasn't changed.

To access Equation Editor in Word 2007, whether in native or
compatibility mode, on the Text group of the Insert tab, click on
Object. The Insert Object dialog that pops up is similar to what
you've seen in earlier versions of Word. Select "Microsoft
Equation 3.0".

BTW, MathType 6 is also compatible with Office 2007 (and
earlier), and installs a MathType tab onto the Ribbon in both
Word and PowerPoint. For more information on MathType, and to
download a free 30-day evaluation, click the link in my
signature.

--
Bob Mathews
Director of Training
Design Science, Inc.
bobm at dessci.com
http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news
FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide

On 28-Sep-2007, wrote:

I am working in 97-2003 compatibility mode in Word 2007 (in
a vista OS), and need to include equations in my documents.
'Equation' is disabled as incompatible, and Words only
suggestion is that I convert the document to straight 2007,
which I don't want to do. I am currently going back and forth
between word 2003 and 2007 to get the combination of features
I want. Is there any better work around for including
compatible equations into a document created in word 2007?

Thanks for any help.

Stefanie M


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Old August 17th 09, 06:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Peter T. Daniels
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

It's the giant pi icon near the right end of the Insert tab of the
Ribbon. If you want it even more convenient, you could right-click on
that icon and add it to your Quick Access Toolbar.

If you put your QAT below the Ribbon, it's easier to get at.

On Aug 17, 1:19*pm, Kassy wrote:
Is there anyway to get an icon on the ribbon? *In Word 2003 I could just
click on the icon for equation editor and I'd like to make it that easy again
because I am a math teacher and therefore use it often.

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Old August 17th 09, 09:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Jay Freedman
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

Use the instructions at http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm to add
this macro to a module in your Normal.dotm template:

Sub RunEqnEditor()
ActiveDocument.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject _
ClassType:="Equation.3", Range:=Selection.Range
End Sub

Then right-click the empty area on the Quick Access Toolbar and choose
Customize. Set the category in the dialog to Macros, click on the
RunEqnEditor item, and click the Add button. When it appears in the
right-hand list, click it there and click the Modify button. Change the
title to Equation Editor, and choose an icon -- you can find the blue 'pi'
symbol, or use any of the others.

If you want the button to be on the ribbon instead of the Quick Access
Toolbar, see http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Customize_Ribbon.htm.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

Kassy wrote:
Is there anyway to get an icon on the ribbon? In Word 2003 I could
just click on the icon for equation editor and I'd like to make it
that easy again because I am a math teacher and therefore use it
often.

"Mattas120" wrote:


Thanks for your very prompt help. I appreciate it.

"Bob Mathews" wrote:

You don't need to convert the document to Word 2007 docx format,
but neither can you use the "new" equation editor (aka, the OMML
equation editor). The same Equation Editor that's been included
with Office since Office version 2 is also in Word 2007. Some
people call this "Equation Editor"; others call it "Microsoft
Equation", but whatever you call it, it hasn't changed.

To access Equation Editor in Word 2007, whether in native or
compatibility mode, on the Text group of the Insert tab, click on
Object. The Insert Object dialog that pops up is similar to what
you've seen in earlier versions of Word. Select "Microsoft
Equation 3.0".

BTW, MathType 6 is also compatible with Office 2007 (and
earlier), and installs a MathType tab onto the Ribbon in both
Word and PowerPoint. For more information on MathType, and to
download a free 30-day evaluation, click the link in my
signature.

--
Bob Mathews
Director of Training
Design Science, Inc.
bobm at dessci.com
http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news
FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide

On 28-Sep-2007, wrote:

I am working in 97-2003 compatibility mode in Word 2007 (in
a vista OS), and need to include equations in my documents.
'Equation' is disabled as incompatible, and Words only
suggestion is that I convert the document to straight 2007,
which I don't want to do. I am currently going back and forth
between word 2003 and 2007 to get the combination of features
I want. Is there any better work around for including
compatible equations into a document created in word 2007?

Thanks for any help.

Stefanie M



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Old August 17th 09, 09:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Jay Freedman
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

Hi Peter,

The button you mentioned starts the new 2007 equation system. Bob Mathews
explained earlier in the thread that Kassy needs the old equation editor
from 2003 and earlier. It's a little more work to get a Quick Access Toolbar
button for that.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

Peter T. Daniels wrote:
It's the giant pi icon near the right end of the Insert tab of the
Ribbon. If you want it even more convenient, you could right-click on
that icon and add it to your Quick Access Toolbar.

If you put your QAT below the Ribbon, it's easier to get at.

On Aug 17, 1:19 pm, Kassy wrote:
Is there anyway to get an icon on the ribbon? In Word 2003 I could
just click on the icon for equation editor and I'd like to make it
that easy again because I am a math teacher and therefore use it
often.



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Old August 18th 09, 04:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Peter T. Daniels
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

I was responding to Kassy's question, not to Mattas120's question that
Bob answered two years ago. Hopefully Kassy will come back and say
whether he specifically needs the old version or is satisfied with the
new (improved?) version.

On Aug 17, 4:42*pm, "Jay Freedman" wrote:
Hi Peter,

The button you mentioned starts the new 2007 equation system. Bob Mathews
explained earlier in the thread that Kassy needs the old equation editor
from 2003 and earlier. It's a little more work to get a Quick Access Toolbar
button for that.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP * * * *FAQ:http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.



Peter T. Daniels wrote:
It's the giant pi icon near the right end of the Insert tab of the
Ribbon. If you want it even more convenient, you could right-click on
that icon and add it to your Quick Access Toolbar.


If you put your QAT below the Ribbon, it's easier to get at.


On Aug 17, 1:19 pm, Kassy wrote:
Is there anyway to get an icon on the ribbon? In Word 2003 I could
just click on the icon for equation editor and I'd like to make it
that easy again because I am a math teacher and therefore use it
often.-

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Old August 18th 09, 02:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Jay Freedman
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

My apologies, I didn't notice that Kassy wasn't the originator of the
thread.

Peter T. Daniels wrote:
I was responding to Kassy's question, not to Mattas120's question that
Bob answered two years ago. Hopefully Kassy will come back and say
whether he specifically needs the old version or is satisfied with the
new (improved?) version.

On Aug 17, 4:42 pm, "Jay Freedman" wrote:
Hi Peter,

The button you mentioned starts the new 2007 equation system. Bob
Mathews explained earlier in the thread that Kassy needs the old
equation editor from 2003 and earlier. It's a little more work to
get a Quick Access Toolbar button for that.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ:http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.



Peter T. Daniels wrote:
It's the giant pi icon near the right end of the Insert tab of the
Ribbon. If you want it even more convenient, you could right-click
on that icon and add it to your Quick Access Toolbar.


If you put your QAT below the Ribbon, it's easier to get at.


On Aug 17, 1:19 pm, Kassy wrote:
Is there anyway to get an icon on the ribbon? In Word 2003 I could
just click on the icon for equation editor and I'd like to make it
that easy again because I am a math teacher and therefore use it
often.-



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Old August 18th 09, 11:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Greg Maxey
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Default Equations in Word 2007 compatibility mode

Kassy,

As you now may know, the icon for the Word2007 EquationInsertNew
control is already located on the Ribbon in the Symbols group of the
Insert Tab and it can be added to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
Whether access is easier with the QAT located above or below the
Ribbon is purely a matter of opinion.

To answer your question. Yes, there is a way to get an icon on the
ribbon and Jay Freedman pointed you to a link that would get you
started.

We still don't know if you want single click access to the new
equation editor or if you want to use the older Microsoft Equation 3.0
editor. If you want to use the older Microsoft Equation 3.0 editor
and add it to your Ribbon you could do it with the following XML
script. This script adds a new control to the Symbols group that will
insert a Microsoft Equation 3.0 object at the selection:

?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?
customUI xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/01/
customui"
ribbon
tabs
tab idMso="TabInsert"
group idMso="GroupInsertSymbols" visible="false"/
group id="GroupCustomInsertSymbol" label="Symbols"
insertBeforeMso="GroupInsertSymbols"
button idMso="EquationInsertNew"/
gallery idMso="SymbolInsertGallery"/
button id="Btn1" label="Microsoft Equation 3.0"
imageMso="EquationInsertNew" onAction="RibCon.ButtonOnAction"/
/group
/tab
/tabs
/ribbon
/customUI

Actually builtin controls (including groups) can not be edited so what
the script really does is it hides the builtin group and creates a new
custom group that contains duplicates of the two Symbols group builtin
controls and a new custom control.

You would also need the following VBA script a standard project named
"Main:"

Sub InsertEquationObject()
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject ClassType:="Equation.3",
FileName:="", _
LinkToFile:=False, DisplayAsIcon:=False
End Sub

and the the following VBA script in a standard project named "RibCon:"

Sub ButtonOnAction(Control As IRibbonControl)
Main.InsertEquationObject
End Sub

Once a control is added anywhere on the Ribbon it can be placed on the
QAT for single click access.

Another thing to consider is a keyboard shortcut. You could assign
either the InsertEquationObject macro shown above (to insert a
Microsoft Equation 3.0 object) or the following macro if you prefer
the new equation editor

Sub InsertNewEquation()
CommandBars.ExecuteMso ("EquationInsertNew")
End Sub

to a keyboard shortcut.

Post back if you need further assistance.



On Aug 17, 1:19*pm, Kassy wrote:
Is there anyway to get an icon on the ribbon? *In Word 2003 I could just
click on the icon for equation editor and I'd like to make it that easy again
because I am a math teacher and therefore use it often.



"Mattas120" wrote:

Thanks for your very prompt help. I appreciate it.


"Bob Mathews" wrote:


You don't need to convert the document to Word 2007 docx format,
but neither can you use the "new" equation editor (aka, the OMML
equation editor). The same Equation Editor that's been included
with Office since Office version 2 is also in Word 2007. Some
people call this "Equation Editor"; others call it "Microsoft
Equation", but whatever you call it, it hasn't changed.


To access Equation Editor in Word 2007, whether in native or
compatibility mode, on the Text group of the Insert tab, click on
Object. The Insert Object dialog that pops up is similar to what
you've seen in earlier versions of Word. Select "Microsoft
Equation 3.0".


BTW, MathType 6 is also compatible with Office 2007 (and
earlier), and installs a MathType tab onto the Ribbon in both
Word and PowerPoint. For more information on MathType, and to
download a free 30-day evaluation, click the link in my
signature.


--
Bob Mathews
Director of Training
Design Science, Inc.
bobm at dessci.com
http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news
FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide


On 28-Sep-2007, wrote:


I am working in 97-2003 compatibility mode in Word 2007 (in
a vista OS), and need to include equations in my documents.
'Equation' is disabled as incompatible, and Words only
suggestion is that I convert the document to straight 2007,
which I don't want *to do. I am currently going back and forth
between word 2003 and 2007 to get the combination of features
I want. Is there any better work around for including
compatible equations into a document created in word 2007?


Thanks for any help.


Stefanie M- Hide quoted text -


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