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Word: Creating a Larger Summation Sign in a Word Formula

PSS ID Number: Q46398 Article last modified on 01-16-1998

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 3.0, 3.01, 3.02, 4.0, 5.0 5.1


In Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, it is possible to change the size of the summation sign in a Word formula. To create a large summation sign, follow these steps:

  1. From the View menu (Edit menu in Word 4.0 and 3.0x), make sure the Show/Hide Paragraph option is toggled so the Paragraph marks are visible.

  2. Type the following formula:


     is created by pressing COMMAND+OPTION+. <summation> is entered by typing OPTION+W. Replace “i=0”, “m”, and “i” with the desired arguments.

  3. Select the Summation Sign and choose a larger font size from the Font menu.

  4. From the Edit menu, choose Hide Paragraph.


The formula (i=0,m,i) also produces a summation sign; however, the summation sign will be the same point size as the rest of the text. (where x can be any character and any size) uses “x” as the operator, whereas uses a capital sigma as the operator, signifying a summation.

For more information on the use of formulas, refer to pages 781-791 in the Microsoft Word “User’s Guide” version 5.0, pages 98-105 in the “Reference to Microsoft Word” version 4.0, and pages 96-102 for version 3.0x.

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