Computers have only really become a widely accepted medium for art within the last twenty years, and in the field of movies and animation, most people couldn‘t live without it. It has made editing a much easier and faster process, and has completely revolutionized the way animation is created. There are many digital artists appearing more and more often that use various computer programs to help them to create their art work, and people are now trying to push the envelope on what programs can actually be used to create viable pieces of art.
This may sound a little unfair. After all, a standard Microsoft installation would include something called Equation Editor. Suffice to say, it wasn‘t advertised in the promotional videos. Software like Matlab was considered vastly superior and had the added advantage that you could analyze the equations as well. Anyway, the good news is that Microsoft has taken a big step forwards with Office 2010 and it‘s now possible to correctly display formulas in a pretty painless fashion. In Excel 2010, you should select the Insert ribbon, and click Equation. This creates a textbox and brings up a whole new ribbon with options for inserting equations. As well as providing easy access to the main Greek symbols, Microsoft have provided quick access to a number of simple functions, such as fractions and exponentials.