06052009, 03:50 AM  #1 
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Absolute Value (math)
How do I insert the "absolute value" sign in an equation in Word?
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06052009, 07:50 AM  #2 
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RE: Absolute Value (math)
If you mean the two vertical lines, on the keyboard (well mine anyway) there
is a vertical line, sometimes called "pipe", on my keyboard it is on the same key as \ but I have seen it above the Tab key on others. This symbo, is also on the Insert Symbol listing between the open/close brace brackets just after the"z". Hope this helps DeanH "Artemis Darkdreamer" wrote: > How do I insert the "absolute value" sign in an equation in Word? 
06052009, 01:50 PM  #3 
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Re: Absolute Value (math)
Advertisement You didn't say which version of Word you're using. That information is
nearly always important when posting a question about Word. Click on Insert. (Whether it's a menu or a tab on the Ribbon depends on which version of Word you're using.) Find Object and click it. In the list that appears, find Microsoft Equation 3.0. Click it. If Microsoft Equation 3.0 isn't in the list, you can add it to the list, but you may need your Office CD to do it. With Equation Editor open, you'll see 2 rows of buttons. On the second row, click the first one on the left. The absolute value template is the first one in the second row. Click it. You'll get both bars, so type whatever you need inside, then press the Tab key to get outside the template. Continue typing the equation, then press the Esc key to exit the Equation Editor. The advantage this has over using the 2 vertical bar keys from the keyboard is that it's the "real" absolute value symbol, rather than a workaround. It'll look better.  Bob Mathews Director of Training Design Science, Inc. bobm at dessci.com http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news FREE fullyfunctional 30day evaluation of MathType MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy, Equation Editor On 4Jun2009,Artemis Darkdreamer wrote: > How do I insert the "absolute value" sign in an equation in Word? Advertisement 
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