Equation Editor is not available in the "Insert Object Type" list

Symptoms

When you click Object on the Insert menu of a Microsoft Office program, Microsoft Equation 3.0 is not available in the list of the Create New tab.

This problem occurs even though the Equation Editor feature is set to Installed on First Use by default during installation and should be advertised on the list in the Object dialog box.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, use Maintenance mode to install the Equation Editor to your computer's hard disk with the Run from My Computer mode.

To Install Equation Editor in Microsoft Office 2000, follow these steps:

  1. Quit all programs that are open.

  2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

  3. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

  4. In the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box, click your Microsoft Office 2000 installation, and then click Change.

  5. In the Microsoft Office 2000 Maintenance Mode dialog box, click Add or Remove Features.

  6. In the features tree, click the plus sign (+) next to Office Tools.

  7. Click the arrow next to Equation Editor.

  8. Click Run all from My Computer.

  9. Click Update Now.

To Install Equation Editor in Microsoft Office XP, follow these steps:

  1. Quit all Office programs.

  2. Click Start , point to Settings , and then click Control Panel.

    Note In Microsoft Windows XP, click Start , and then click Control Panel.

  3. Open Add/Remove Programs.

  4. Click Change or Remove Programs, click Microsoft Office XP in the Currently installed programs list, and then click Change.

  5. Click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.

  6. In the Features to install, click the plus sign (+) next to Office Tools.

  7. Click the arrow next to Equation Editor.

  8. Click Run all from My Computer.

  9. Click Update Now.

To Install Equation Editor in Microsoft Office 2003, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.

  3. In the Currently installed programs list, click Microsoft Office version 2003, and then click Change.

  4. Click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.

  5. Click to select the Choose advanced customization of applications check box, and then click Next.

  6. In the Advanced Customization pane, expand Office Tools.

  7. Click the arrow next to Equation Editor.

  8. Click Run all from My Computer.

  9. Click Update.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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