Have you ever tried adding fractions or other mathematics formulas in Microsoft word documents? Well, this post is for you, if you have been struggling to find out how to add those pesky fractions or that quadratic equation. Actually, it is pretty easy to get going. Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Microsoft Word and Microsoft OneNote makes it super easy to plot graphs in 2D and 3D, solve equations or inequalities, and simplify algebraic expressions in your Word documents and OneNote.
Just follow the steps outlined below and in 5 simple steps you will add the Microsoft Mathematics add-in for Microsoft Word and OneNote.
The first thing that you will need to do is to try and see whether or not you already have that add-in installed. To do this, just click on the insert button and look for the equation icon. If you do not have the equation icon, it is highly likely you do not have it installed. Alternatively, you can go into your add and remove programs and look at the list of programs you have installed. If you do not see Microsoft Mathematics among your programs you do not have it. Let’s go!
Step 2: Close all Windows and OneNote Sessions
Close all Microsoft Word related applications before you head over to download the application. You will need to download the Mathematics Add-on from Microsoft called MASetup.exe.
Step 3: Download
Select and download the application to your specified download location.
Step 4: Run the Application
After the download is complete, double click the file and run the application.
Follow the directions on the screen; legal screens mainly.
Step 5: Install DirectX
At the end of the installation there will be a popup asking you whether or not you would like to install DirectX. Microsoft recommends that you install it because it will display graphics better, I did just that.
Enjoy! The math add-on is pretty powerful.