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Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and OneNote Readme File

June 2010
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The Microsoft Math Add-in for Word and OneNote makes it easy to create graphs in 2D and 3D, calculate numerical results, solve equations or inequalities, and simplify algebraic expressions in your Word documents and OneNote notebooks. This document contains late-breaking information about Microsoft Mathematics Addin for Word and OneNote. Workarounds, if available, are provided for known issues.

System Requirements
The following table lists the minimum system requirements to install Microsoft Mathematics Add-in. Operating systems The following systems are supported: Windows 7 Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) Windows XP (32-bit) with Service Pack 3 (SP3) Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Free .NET Framework download available at displaylang=en&FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-831981da479ab0d7 Office programs At least one of the following must be installed: Microsoft Word 2010 Microsoft OneNote 2010 Microsoft Office Word 2007 500-megahertz (MHz) processor 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM 800 x 600 Video card with 64 megabytes (MB) of video RAM 10 megabytes (MB) available disk space A portion of this disk space can be freed after installation if you remove the original download packages from the hard

.NET Framework

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Known Issues
.NET Programmability Support is required by Microsoft Mathematics Add-in In addition to Microsoft Word 2007, Word 2010, or OneNote 2010, the Microsoft Mathematics Add-in requires .NET Programmability Support (commonly installed by default). If it isnt installed on your computer, you can use Office Setup to install this component for both Word and OneNote. In the Office Installation Options dialog, this is located under the heading for the individual Office program. Click the plus sign (+) to expand the heading. For more information about installing Office components, see Office help. The appearance of 3D graphs is not optimal Installation of Microsoft DirectX is recommended because it takes advantage of hardware acceleration options, such as video cards. By default, Microsoft Mathematics Add-in tries to use DirectX rendering for 3D graphs. However, if your computer does not have DirectX installed or cannot use the technology, Microsoft Mathematics uses an alternative rendering format. Equations cant be inserted in notebooks that are in the OneNote 2007 file format When you upgrade from OneNote 2007 to OneNote 2010, notebooks arent automatically updated to the new OneNote 2010 file format. The feature to insert math equations is available only in OneNote 2010 format notebooks. If you cant insert equations, you may need to convert your notebook to OneNote 2010 format. For information about how to do this, see OneNote Help. Graphs in Word documents cant be edited after saving On computers with Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed, there may be times you cant edit a graph you inserted in a Word document. When the document is saved, Word doesnt save the variables used to create the graph in the correct format. The result is a graph that cant be edited after the document is saved. A Microsoft Office Word 2007 hotfix package fixes this issue and others. Details about this hotfix are available in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 970942 ( If a calculation appears stalled and you choose to end the task, unsaved changes cant be recovered If a calculation takes more than five seconds, the operating system may prompt you to end the task because the program appears to have stopped responding. If you end the task, any unsaved changes in the document are lost and Word closes. However, if you choose to wait instead of ending the task, the calculation should finish without error.

Microsoft Mathematics Add-in cant open or edit graphs created with other add-ins Microsoft Mathematics Add-in cant open or edit graphs created with Microsoft Math Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007. If you have a Word document that contains a graph created with that add-in, you may see the following error message if you try to edit the graph: The current expression contains a word or symbol that Microsoft Mathematics Add-in does not recognize or cannot evaluate. To recreate the graph, right-click the equation or expression used to create the graph, and then click Graph. Installing Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and OneNote uninstalls previous versions If you install the Microsoft Mathematics Add-in on a computer that also has Microsoft Math Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007 installed, Microsoft Mathematics Add-in treats the installation as an upgrade and replaces the older version of the add-in.