Shortcut of 'adding an equation' in Word 2016 for laptop

In Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows, Alt+* is a shortcut key for adding an equation.

However, there is no separate key for * on my laptop keyboard. I have to use Shift+8 to insert '*', yet Alt+Shift+8 does not work for adding an equation.

What can I do to add an equation with a shortcut?


For Microsoft Word (as well as PowerPoint) on Windows, you can use Alt+= to create a new equation at the cursor.