# How to insert piece-wise function in Ms Word

A piecewise function is a special function that is defined using multiple sub-functions where each sub-function applies to a different interval in the domain. Typing it in Microsoft Word document it can become a painful task. This blog covers the trick by which you can type beautifully arranged piecewise function in Ms Word.

## Steps to insert piecewise function

1. Place the cursor at the location you need piecewise function.

2. Go to **Insert > Equation** to get equation editor. You can use shortcut **“Alt+=”**

3. Type the normal part of equation & to get piece wise function go to **Equation > Brackets > Cases and Stacks** and insert column of desired size with left curly braces only. You can add or delete rows later on.

**Add or delete row**: Right click on any of the row & select “Insert equation before / after” to add or click “Delete equation” to remove one.

4. To **insert an additional column** for condition, place the cursor immediately after column and insert empty column by going to **Equation > Matrix > Empty Matrices**.

5. Fill the piece wise function as desired.