How come I cannot click on the equation option in Word 2010 anymore?

by on October 15, 2011

Q: I use Word 2010. Up until about a week ago, I had the Equation feature under insert. (it was located on the far right, next to Symbol)

Well, I still have symbol, but equation is light colored and I can’t click on it.

HELP! How do I get it back? I’m a math teacher and use it all the time!!

Thank you


One Response to “How come I cannot click on the equation option in Word 2010 anymore?”
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    The equation option will be disabled if you’re editing older .doc word files that are in ‘compatibly mode’.

    Save the files you’re working on in the new .docx format and it should be enabled again.