Well you left out a critical piece of information -- what version of

Word are you using? I can't speak for the OMML equation editor (that's

the new one in Word 2007), but this type of notation is not possible

with Microsoft Equation 3.0 except with a work-around (that's the

equation editor that's been around since Word 2.0). Microsoft Equation

3.0 is still available in Word 2007 (Insert > Object), if you want to

look through the palettes to see what's there.

You're wondering about MathType. With MathType, you can definitely put

a tilde very easily beneath a single character with an

"embellishment". Embellishments are in the third palette from the left

on the top row, and are applied to the character immediately to the

left of the insertion point (i.e., the cursor).

--

Bob Mathews

Director of Training

Design Science, Inc.

bobm at dessci.com

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