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Use Insert / Equation and use Word’s Equation editor to build an expression, which will be stored in the document as OOML. This works well for many expressions, but some people prefer other methods.

If you are familiar with LaTex then you can use this to enter math expressions. Use Insert / Equation / Insert new equation. In the Conversions group on the ribbon ensure that LaTex is selected. Enter your LaTex expression and it will be converted and stored in the document in Word’s OOML format.

This page will explain how to create accessible math equations in MS Word

There is a new way to insert accessible math equations into a Word Document using Mathpix.

You can download the app here.

You will need to create an account, but it is free to use.

Creating Accessible Equations with Mathpix

Create a place holder in the text of your word document for where you will later insert your accessible equations. We recommend using three asterisks ***.

Once you are ready to create your equations, you can snip and insert them using the Mathpix app.

  • Ensure you have both your Word document and the original ebook are open
  • Login and Open Mathpix
  • To select a new equation hit ctrl+alt+m or ctrl+cmmd+m or you can select the snip icon in the top left corner of the app.

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If you have any questions, check the archive below, if still not clear, post your question on the Production Q&A

Q&A Archive

Q: I have an additional question related to the previously mentioned math equations. The author sometimes refers to components of the equations in the text in which case he often uses the variable (a capital letter or symbol) and a descriptor of the variable in subscript. Can I apply direct formatting to achieve the subscript? Or should I leave as is (i.e. Rimpact)?

A: This is a visual design thing, so in this case just write out the word Rimpact.

public/nnels/etext/math.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/15 12:07 by rachel.osolen