"Dot" symbol for Derivative "Dot" symbol for Derivative stephens248 (Mechanical) (OP) 24 Sep 03 23:48 Does any one know if it is possible to get a “Dot” symbol over a variable for a derivative???? If it is possible, how do you do it? I am using MathCAD 2001.Thanks,Jeff RE: "Dot" symbol for Derivative Mattman206 (Electrical) 21 Oct 03 08:28 Hi stephens248,I'm afraid that I don't think it's possible. While Mathcad does allow you to alter the display of the derivative from normal-looking d's to lazy-d's (regular derivative vs. partial derivative) it won't let you assign a dot to the derivative.Think about it -- the current derivative operator requires you tell Mathcad what variable to differentiate with respect to.....so if you only used a dot how would Mathcad know which variable to use?If you're just trying to write out an equation to insert into a presentation or other document, the Microsoft Word equation editor should do the trick. I know you can insert single, double, and triple dots above expressions to indicate derivatives. (But Word just displays it....no evaluation possible there.)I have Mathcad 2001. If anyone else finds anything to the contrary let me know. :)Hope that helps,Matt RE: "Dot" symbol for Derivative stephens248 (Mechanical) (OP) 21 Oct 03 08:41 Well it was part of a report, but I was using it more or less as a variable. I did not think about MathCAD not knowing what to differiceniate with respect to by using the dot. Oh well, no big deal. Thanks for the response though.