laineyfay said:

I need to make a math worksheet, and the fractions need to be number

over line over number. I have tried using the equation editor - I

press CTRL F9, enter in my information {EQ\f(1/8)} to get the

fraction 1/8, but that's all I see. What should I be doing? I

pressed SHIFT F9 and what I had typed disappeared. I have installed

Microsoft Equation, and I have used the help menu. I made sure Field

Codes was unchecked in the tool - options - view menu. I have done

everything I know to do, what am I doing wrong?

THANKS!

First off, you're confusing two completely unrelated mechanisms -- the EQ

field has nothing to do with Microsoft Equation Editor.

If you want to use the EQ field, you have to fix a couple of problems in

your field code. There must be a space between the EQ and the \f, and you

need a comma instead of a slash:

{EQ \f(1,8)}

and then press F9 to update the field. In the result, the digits will be

full size; if you want them smaller, you'll have to reopen the field code

(Shift+F9) and format the digits to a smaller size (if the body text is 12

pt, use 8 pt for the digits in the fraction).

If you want to use the Equation Editor instead, click Insert > Object >

Microsoft Equation 3.0 > OK. You'll get a rectangle with a shaded border

where the equation will go, and a toolbar full of "palette" buttons -- each

one drops a picture menu. Also, the menu bar will change to entries for the

Equation Editor.

Before you do anything else, check the font assignments, because the

installer doesn't always get it right. See

http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/EqEditorCrashes.htm for instructions.