We can use the Equation editor **to insert, write or format Equations**. In this tutorial, we will learn how to write, insert, solve or format Equations using the Equation Editor effectively.

*Figure 1 – How to add equations*

**How to ****Insert an Equation**** using the Equation Editor**

- We will go to the
**Insert tab**and navigate to the**Symbols**group

*Figure 2 – How to enter a formula*

- We will click on the
**drop-down arrow**to view the**Equations**and**Symbols icons.**

*Figure 3 – How to insert an equation*

- Next, we will click again on the
**drop-down arrow**to the side of the**Equation arrow**. - This will show a list of
**preinstalled equations.**We will click on any of these Equations to insert it into our Excel sheet.

*Figure 4 – **Enter formula*

- Let us click on the
**Expansion of a Sum Equation.** - Now, we will select
**OK.**

*Figure 5 – Insert Equation*

**Write an equation using Equation Editor (****How to input a formula****)**

- If we want to create a formula of our own, we will go to the
**Insert tab**and navigate to the**Symbols group** - Next, we will click on the Equation.
- This will input a text box“
**Type Equation here”**in our Excel sheet.

*Figure 6 – How to add equations*

- It will also open two tabs, the
**Drawing tools**, and**Equation tools**editor in the ribbon at the top of our worksheet.

*Figure 7 – Write or Insert an equation*

**We can use the preinstalled Equations by clicking the drop-down arrow under the Equations icon.**

*Figure 8 – Enter formula*

- We can equally create
**our own Equations**by using the**Symbols**tab alongside other kinds of functions we find in the**Equations tools**tab. - We can use a wide range of other operations in the
**Symbols group.**

*Figure 9 – Insert Equation Tab*

- The
**Structures group**gives us different ways to insert**particular things**. For example, if we want to enter a**fraction in**our Excel sheet. We can select any of the fractions options.

*Figure 10 – How to add equations** using definite structures.*

- Next, we will enter our values into the pop-up boxes in our Excel sheet.

*Figure 11 – How to input a formula*

**Formatting our Equations**

- We can always resize
**our Equations**by right-clicking and**Increasing font size.**

*Figure 12 – Format formula using Equations editor*

- In addition, we can embed formula into a cell. This means we can make our formula stay within a cell rather than move around as a floating object. To do this:
- We will
**right-click**on the**Text box**and select**Format Shape**

- We will

*Figure 13 – How to format equation*

- Next, we will select
**Size and Properties**

*Figure 14 – Format Shape using Size and Properties.*

- And lastly, we will mark “
**Move and size with cells”.**

*Figure 15 – Format to Move and size with cells*