Equation Editor in Word 2013 doesn't work?!


I am trying to add an equation to my work document. When I launch the equation editor, nothing pops up on the word document, but the equation editor menu pops up towards the top right corner of the screen. When I open any menus within the equation editor menu, all items are blank. The next keystroke on my keyboard causes Word to crash!

Please help!



Thank you for contacting Microsoft community and we will be glad to assist you with your concern.


As per the description provided, the equation editor options are blank when try to insert in Word 2013.


Would require few clarifications to assist you better.


1. Does the ‘Equation Editor’ feature work properly in other Office 2013 applications?

2. Do you receive any error message?


To resolve the ‘Equation Editor’ option not available, let us try the steps mentioned below:


Step 1:

Download and install the compatibility pack for Office and then verify the results.



Step 2:

Repair Office 2013 installation then check if you’re able to find ‘Equation Editor’ options.


Refer the article below on how to repair Office 2013:




Follow the steps and let us know if that helps. If the issue persists, reply and we will be happy to help you. 

Thank You. 

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Last updated August 9, 2020 Views 61,436 Applies to: