Unless you have access to specialised equation-generating software, it is unlikely that your standard DTP package will produce scientific equations for you. Again, TechWriter for RISC OS and MacOS will, and Impression Publisher's co-program, Equasor, will allow equations to be made separately before embedding in your document.
One solution is to leave a space in your page to allow you to hand-write equations in afterwards. This is fine, but it always feels uneccessary - computers should allow you to write how you want to. A better compromise is to make use of the standard +, -, ×, ÷ symbols, and ensure all mathematical terms are bracketed.
e.g. E = (F × l) ÷ (A × e)
An alternative is to use the underline feature:
However you write equations, make sure they are clear. If they are not, start again or write them by hand.
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