We will show you how to write Chemistry formulas in Microsoft Word of Microsoft Office suite.
We all agree that Word is the most useful and used software in the Microsoft Office suite. And in education, Word is used a lot to draft lectures, as well as lesson plans in subjects. If you are simply plain text, then Word editing is quite easy, but if you have to add math or chemistry formulas it can be very complicated if you don’t know it.
If you first add Math or Chemistry formulas to the text you are editing, this article will show you how to present them. As follows.
1. Formula with superscript and subscript
This is the simplest way to write the formula in this article, here we will divide it into 02 cases, including the formula with superscript and the formula with subscript.
a. Formula with exponent (superscript)
Write the formula as you normally would, but when you get to the exponent, use CTRL + SHIFT + =. Then the editing cursor will appear in the exponent position (hat) and you can simply enter the exponent then press CTRL + SHIFT + = again to return to the normal content insert state.
If you do not want to use the shortcut key combination, you can use the Font panel to do it, simply enter the contents of the formula as usual, then highlight the selected number as the exponent then right-click mouse and select Font …
The Font window appears, check the Superscript option in Effects and click OK.
You continue to perform the operation on other exponents if you want.
b. Formula with lower exponent (subscript)
Write the formula as usual, but then go to the exponential part then use CTRL + =. Then the editing cursor will be in the lower position and you just need to enter the exponent and press CTRL + = again to return to the normal content insert state.
If you do not want to use the shortcut key combination, you can use the Font panel to do it, simply enter the formula contents as usual, then highlight the selected number as the lower exponent and then press Right-click and select Font. The Font window appears, check the Subscript option in the Effects section and click OK to finish.
2. Use the Equation tool
Microsoft also did not forget to build a formula insertion tool so that users can choose the templates that match the formula that they are drafting, the tool is named Equation.
If the built-in templates are not the ones you need, you can perform new creation by clicking Equation> Insert New Equation.
Word will then display a list of options that make it easier to manually enter formulas such as Script to write indexes.
Or Basic Math with math symbols …
In addition, if you want to enter formulas faster, you can use the Ink Equation option to write the formula directly and Word will automatically display the content written to you. And you just need to click Insert to insert it.
3. Use MathType tool
MathType (https://store.wiris.com/en/products/downloads/mathtype) is a third-party tool software that supports editing and inserting Math and Chemistry formulas for office workers. The advantage of this software is the ability to support a variety of formulas of Math and Chemistry, as well as ease of use for anyone.
However, MathType is not a free software, but if you regularly work with Math and Chemistry formulas, this software is worth it.
4. Use Chem4Word extension
Chem4Word is an open source extension for Word, which is designed to help users create chemical formulas according to a very professional molecular format. Specific usage is as follows.
After downloading and installing Chem4Word, your Word interface will add a new tab called Chemistry.
When clicking on Chemistry, the list of working tools will be displayed immediately below. You can perform the insertion of molecular charts from Chem4Word’s database through the Open or Web Search options.
If you want to perform molecular chart insertion manually, click on the Draw option and proceed to work with the tools Chem4Word provides.
The above are the four simplest ways to insert the Chemistry formula into Word, hopefully this article will be useful for you.