- Have you ever came across a situation where you need to add equations in your google docs while working on a math project.
- Google docs has an in built equation editor which can be really useful for teachers preparing lecture worksheets and for students working on school projects .
In this article we will show you How to use google docs equation editor .
Step by Step Guide : How to use google docs equation editor
Step 1: Open you browser and go to https://docs.google.com/.logon to your Gmail account if you are not already logged in.
Step 2: Go to the google docs document where you want to insert an equation.
Go to insert->Equation in the menu.
Once you click on “Equations” .You will see a new equation menu along with text box as shown below.
The new equation toolbar will have following options :
Step3 : Type the equation you want to add in the equation box
to insert square you can either select the symbol ^ or press “shift+6” on the keyboard
Complete your equation .
- You can start writing a new equation by selecting
- If you want to hide the Equation tool bar, deselect the option “Show equation toolbar” under view menu
Handy Shortcuts for writing equations :
- To copy quickly you can use Ctrl+C or Command+C
- You can use a backslash followed by symbol with space for example “\alpha” to write alpha or “\sqrt” to write square root.
- You can use the unofficial list of LaTeX-like shortcuts from the Google Docs equation editor. Enter the shortcuts in the equation editor, then press the space bar.
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