Answered By: Reference Librarians
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016     Views: 4564

The short answer is, for older versions of Word (2007, 2010, 2013), you need to buy a new font. Out of the box, Office 2010 and 2013 have only Cambria with all of the math characters that are needed for the Equation Editor: "If you're really serious about changing the font, you may have to purchase an add-on from Microsoft called Kutool."

Click on the Equation Editor for more information about changing fonts for equations one-by-one as well as how Kutool will help you. This tool will work in Word 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016.

In Word 2016 you can change font sizesstyles or even paragraph style in every equation like a usual text. 

To change a font size & style in an equation (how to add an equation, see Working with Microsoft Equation), do the following: 

    1.    Select an equation or part of it which you want to change. 

    2.    Right-click in it and choose Font... in the popup menu (or click Ctrl+Shift+F): 

Font in Word 2016 

    3.    Change the settings like a usual text in Word 2016. 

To change a paragraph style, select an equation or part of it which you want to change, right-click in it and choose Paragraph... in the popup menu. Then change the settings like a usual paragraph in Word 2016. 


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