KWord has the ability to directly create formulas using the formula editor common to all KOffice applications.
Note
This is a formula editor for creating graphical versions of formulas. KWord does not currently have the ability
to solve mathematical equations.
There are three ways to insert a formula into a document:

By selecting
>
from
the menubar

Using the keyboard shortcut:
F4

or by clicking
on the toolbar.
KWord creates a formula frame at the current cursor location.
Note
Formula frames behave differently than most other frames in KWord:

All
formula frames are inserted
inline
by default.
This frame can later be
converted to a
noninline
frame later.

Formula frames expand and contract depending on the resulting size of the formula.

Formula frames automatically determine where in the line they are lined up.
By default, formula frames are created as
inline
frames by default. The formula frame
will move with the text as any other inline frame would.
If you want to have more control over where the formula is placed, you can convert it to a framed formula by clicking on the
frame surrounding the formula with the right mouse button. A popup menu will appear. Simply select
Inline Frame
and the formula will
now be a freely movable frame.
Once converted to a freely movable frame, you can move the frame
just like any other frame in KWord.
Editing a formula is beyond the scope of this documentation.
Please see the KFormula handbook for help with the editing of the formula.