What doe these Microsoft Equation Symbols mean?


Doug Robbins - Word MVP

I don't know about the one on the left, but the one on the right looks like
a square bracket [ followed by an opening parenthesis ( that is [(

Hope this helps.

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Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

Yves Dhondt

The first symbol is a 'medium shade'. The second symbol is a 'white
lenticular bracket'.

What you are seeing is the 'linear input' of an integral. The 'medium shade'
indicates that what follows after it, is the integrand. 'lenticular
brackets' are used to indicate that the part between the brackets should be
considered as one part without the need for showing surrounding brackets.

I only have Word 2007, but the following should be similar in Word 2010.
Select the little blue arrow on the box surrouding the equation. For the
menu, choose "Professional". The resulting display will look like how
integrals look according to what they teach you in school.


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