| TechNote #124:
Creating a Quick Access Toolbar button in Word 2007 to open Equation Editor
The information in this document applies to:
Most users insert Equation Editor equations by
choosing the Insert Object command on the Insert tab. You then see a list of
objects you can insert into your document, and double-clicking "Microsoft
Equation 3.0" launches Equation Editor. There is an easier way! You can add a
button to the Quick Access Toolbar in Word. Clicking this button will allow you
to insert a new equation into your document with a single click.
Adding a button that opens Equation Editor is a
simple two-part process. Step one is recording the macro, and step two is adding
your recorded macro to the Quick Access Toolbar.
Recording the Macro:
Open Word and click on the View
In the Macros group, click the
Macros button and choose Record Macro
In the resulting Dialog name your macro
EquationEditor and choose All Documents (Normal.dotm), under
Store Macro in:
Click OK to begin recording.
Click the Insert Tab in Word's
Click the button labeled Object,
located in the Text Group to open the Insert Object Window.
Click on Microsoft Equation 3.0
and click OK.
This will open Equation editor.
Click anywhere on the Word document to
return to normal display of the Word Ribbon and then click on the
Click on the Macros button and
choose Stop Recording.
The Macro has been recorded.
Adding your recorded macro to Word's Quick
Access Toolbar: The Quick Access Toolbar located in the upper-left portion
of the Word window, is a customizable toolbar into which you can place
buttons for your frequently used commands and of course, macros.