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PDF to Word math formula

patyjs  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 16:35
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
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Apr 30, 2007

HELP, please. I'm translating a paper from Sp to English with tons of exponents. The big problem is when the exponent is part of a fraction. How do I reproduce this? I've tried copying the section of text from the PDF and pasting it using different fonts from the original document but it doesn't seem to work.

Two examples are a to the power of -n = 1 over a to the power of n, or a to the power of m over n.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
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Hi Apr 30, 2007

Can't you paste the formulas as images?

Natalia


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samehme
United States
Local time: 14:35
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English to Arabic
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MS Equation Editor Apr 30, 2007

Hi,

In MS Word 2003, go to the Insert menu and Click on Object, then scroll down until you see Microsoft Equation 3.0.

If it is not there, then update the installation of MS Word from the Office CD and you should be able to edit any kind of formulas.

Good Luck,

Sameh


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patyjs  Identity Verified
Mexico
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thanks a bunch... Apr 30, 2007

Natalie, unfortunately you can't just cut and paste even as an image because it messes up the format of the equation.

I've found the equation help that you suggested, Sameh, and I'm playing around with it now. Will let you know how I get on.....thanks again.


[Edited at 2007-04-30 19:18]


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patyjs  Identity Verified
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A godsend!!! Apr 30, 2007

This is so cool!!
Thanks, Sameh, you're a lifesaver....


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franksf
Chinese to English
LaTeX May 2, 2007

Hi. For serious equation editing please consider a tool called LaTeX (http://www.latex-project.org/) which I think is a more natural equation editor than Word. To give you a feel of what it looks like your examples in LaTeX are $a^{-n}={1\over {a^n}}$ and ${a^m \over n}$, respectively. What I like the most is that I don't have to use pointer (mouse) at all as everything can be done by keyboard. There are LaTeX Word convertors, e.g., http://www.grindeq.com/

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