- 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 :**

**Greek letters**

**Miscellaneous operations**

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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