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FreeOffice: The SoftMaker Equation Editor is not included in SoftMaker FreeOffice.
Note: The SoftMaker Equation Editor is available only on Windows and is not included in all versions of Presentations.
The SoftMaker Equation Editor allows you to graphically display mathematical and technical equations.
Presentations communicates with the Equation Editor via OLE, as described in the previous sections. In order to add a graphical representation of an equation to your document, insert an OLE object that uses the Equation Editor as the source application.
To do so, proceed as follows:
1.  In Presentations, choose the ribbon command Insert  OLE object frame. To do so, click directly on the icon itself. 
2.  In the list Object Type of the dialog box, select SoftMaker Equation Editor. 
3.  Confirm with OK to start the Equation Editor. 
Tip: You can insert an equation even faster via the ribbon command Insert  Equation Editor object .
4.  Create the desired equation. 
5.  When the equation is complete, simply exit the Equation Editor. 
The equation is now embedded in the Presentations document as an OLE object.
You can subsequently edit such Equation Editor objects at any time by doubleclicking on them. The Equation Editor is then restarted and opens the equation. Make the desired changes and then simply exit the Equation Editor again.
You can also change the properties of the Equation Editor object by rightclicking on the Equation Editor object, opening the context menu, and choosing the command OLE object properties.
Information from the creators of the Equation Editor
The SoftMaker Equation Editor is a special version of the MathType program from Design Science. If you frequently use equations in your documents, you might find that MathType itself is even better suited to your needs than the SoftMaker Equation Editor. While just as easy to use as the Equation Editor, MathType has a number of additional functions that can help you to become more productive and create more complex equations.
MathType is available in English, German and other languages. For information about how to purchase MathType, contact your software vendor or Design Science directly.
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