How do I Insert Mathematical Equations or Symbols in PowerPoint?

Including mathematical equations and symbols in your PowerPoint presentations can make your content more visually engaging and informative. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of inserting mathematical equations or symbols in PowerPoint.

Step 1: Open PowerPoint and create or open your presentation

  1. Launch PowerPoint and create a new presentation or open an existing one where you want to insert mathematical equations or symbols.

Step 2: Insert a text box or click in an existing text box

  1. Click on the “Insert” tab in the top menu.
  2. Click on “Text Box” to insert a new text box or select an existing text box by clicking inside it.

Step 3: Activate the equation editor

  1. With the text box selected, go to the “Insert” tab.
  2. Click on the “Equation” button in the Symbols group, represented by the Pi symbol (∏).

Step 4: Choose and insert a mathematical equation or symbol

  1. In the Equation editor, a new toolbar will appear with various mathematical symbols and equation templates.
  2. Browse through the available symbols by clicking on the arrows next to the equation templates.
  3. Click on the desired equation or symbol to insert it into your text box.

Step 5: Customize the equation or symbol (optional)

  1. With the equation or symbol selected, the Equation editor toolbar will show additional options for formatting and customization.
  2. Use these options to change the size, color, alignment, or other properties of the equation or symbol as needed.

Step 6: Save and deliver your presentation

  1. Once you have inserted the desired mathematical equations or symbols, save your PowerPoint presentation.
  2. To share or present your slides, enter slideshow mode by clicking on the “Slideshow” tab and selecting “From Current Slide.”


In this guide, we’ve explored the step-by-step process of inserting mathematical equations or symbols in PowerPoint. By following these simple instructions, you can enhance the visual impact of your presentations and convey complex mathematical concepts with ease. Remember to customize the equations or symbols as needed and save your presentation before delivering it. With these skills at your disposal, you can create impressive PowerPoint slides that effectively communicate your mathematical ideas.

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