## Can you number equations in Word?

Open your document and select your first equation. On the References tab, click “Insert Caption” from the Captions section of the ribbon. In the Caption pop-up window, select “Equation” next to Label. This sets both the word and the number as the caption.

## How do I automatically number equations in Word?

Select Insert -> Equation -> Save Selection to Equation Gallery. Now if you want to insert an equation with automatic numbering in standard journal/conference paper format, just select the template you have made from the equation gallery and it will insert it into the document as desired.

**How do I insert equation numbers in Word 365?**

To add a new equation, do one of the following:

- On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow next to Equation, and then click Insert New Equation,
- On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the Equation button,
- Or simply press Alt+=:

**How do you caption equations?**

Add captions

- Select the object (table, equation, figure, or another object) that you want to add a caption to.
- On the References tab, in the Captions group, click Insert Caption.
- In the Label list, select the label that best describes the object, such as a figure or equation.

### How do I create an equation in Word?

If you need to use an equation, add or write it in Word.

- Select Insert > Equation or press Alt + =.
- To use a built-in formula, select Design > Equation.
- To create your own, select Design > Equation > Ink Equation.
- Use your finger, stylus, or mouse to write your equation.

### What is a number equation?

An equation is simply a number sentence with a variable in the place of an unknown value. A variable is a letter that is substituted in place of the unknown value. It can be any letter you want, although x is most commonly used.

**Does Office 365 have an equation editor?**

The equation converter is only available for Microsoft 365 or Office 2019. While your equations should still display correctly, in order to edit them you would need to either: Upgrade to Microsoft 365 or Office 2019, then you can use the equation converter.

**How do I write equations in Word?**

Alternatively, to manually insert and create an equation in Word, place your cursor at the insertion point in your document. Then click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Equation” button in the “Symbols” button group. Word then inserts a blank equation field into your document.

#### Can Word solve equations?

Yes, Word can do this (the Equation Editor is built in; the computation and graphing stuff is part of a free add-in from Microsoft).

#### How do I use the Equation Editor in Word?

2. To bring up the Equation Editor, On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow next to Equation, and then click Insert New Equation. This will bring up the equation editor toolbar and will place an edit box at the insertion point in the document. Note that the menu at the top of the screen has changed.

**What makes an equation an equation?**

An equation is a mathematical expression that contains an equals symbol. Equations often contain algebra. Algebra is used in maths when you do not know the exact number in a calculation.