Best Math Fonts for Word 2003?

Stacy Brown
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Looking into the best fonts for algebraic equations in MS Word.  Anyone have any preferences???
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GrahamSkanRetired
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Do you have the Equation Editor option installed? That would seem to be sufficient.
Stacy BrownSenior Applications Administrator

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Yes, but my user doesn't like the font much.  He's looking for alternatives.
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Fonts such as Arial come with mathematical symbols that you can insert as individual Unicode characters using Insert...Symbol menu item.

What kind of formulas does your user need to create? The more elaborate they get, the more likely you will be wanting to invest in a special math font such as Lucida math (134 roman and greek characters plus numbers) or Lucida math extension (133 mathematical operators) http://www.linotype.com/57803/lucidamath-family.html 
You can see the character sets by hitting the link for "More details..." followed by the one for "Encoding map"
byundtMechanical Engineer
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Another approach would be to look at Office 2010. Microsoft made a big upgrade to the Equation Editor and the font used in it (Cambria math) looks a lot better than in Word 2003.
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Thanks for the input folks!

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