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Excel Equation Editor Excel 2013 vs 2007

Excel Equation Editor Excel 2013 vs 2007

Excel Equation Editor Excel 2013 vs 2007

Does anyone know if the equation editor was upgraded between Excel 2013 and Excel 2007? My desktop computer at work is Excel 2007 and the laptop that I travel with has Excel 2013. I created a spreadsheet while I was traveling (Excel 2013) that included equations from the equation editor. When I transferred the file to my desktop computer and opened the file the equations show up as pictures and were unable to be edited. Has this happened to anyone else? I have tried a Google search on this and cannot find anything.

RE: Excel Equation Editor Excel 2013 vs 2007

Yes, It was Searun.
I faced the same issue before. I can tell you that this change came on the 2010 version, not just now at the 2013 version.
I couldn't find another way to fix then by retyping everything.
At least old ones were kept as images.

RE: Excel Equation Editor Excel 2013 vs 2007

The good news is that the procedure shown at:
for inserting an equation in Excel 2003 still works in XL 2013.

The bad news is that, from a very brief trial, it seems to be almost unusable.

But have a look; if you are familiar with the old equation editor maybe you will find it easier to use than I did.

Doug Jenkins
Interactive Design Services

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