How to incorporate equations into Power Point Presentations x 1 f ( x) 3 x 6x 2 2 by Deborah Alterman Cascadia Community College First, go to the “Insert” menu on the top toolbar, then select “Object…”: In the “Insert Object” window, select Microsoft Equation You will see a tool bar which looks like this (you may have to check “Toolbar” under the View menu) Now type your mathematical formula, using the pull-down menus as needed For instance, you can add exponents Then enter your exponent in the dashed boxes Or create fractions… …and enter your numerator and denominator in the dashed boxes When you are done, simply click the ‘x’ in the corner of the Equation Editor window And your equation will appear on your slide x 1 f ( x) 3 x 6x 2 2 Wait a minute that’s way too dark! Right click on the equation, go to the Format Object menu Choose the picture tab, then the “Recolor…” button. 2. 1. 3. Now your equation is a more visible color. x 1 f ( x) 3 x 6x 2 2 You can use the same method to add equations to Word documents.