The correct multiplication and division symbols are dot (A · B instead of A . B), Asterix ($A \ast B $ instead of A*B), times (A × B instead of A x B) and division symbol (A ÷ B instead of A / B). Alt codes and Math Autocorrect provides proper way to insert these symbols in Ms Word.
Equation is an integral part of many technical manuscripts, including thesis and research papers. However, typing it in Ms Word is cumbersome and tiring task. To ease it, Microsoft Word has LaTeX type equation editor shortcut feature for typing equation. These equation editor shortcut as