Google Docs is a highly flexible word processing service that allows you to quickly and easily create documents. But what if you want to include a math equation inside of a Google Doc? Google Docs has you covered, and this guide will teach you how to use the Google Docs Equation Editor.
So how do you add a code block to Google Docs? Enclosed below are the steps required to use the equation editor in Google Docs to add an equation to your document:
- Open Google Docs to the document you want to add a math equation to
- Go to Insert -> Equation The equation editor bar will appear
- Select the equation type from the equation bar
- Type in part of the equation
- Press the right arrow key to move to the next part of the equation
- Repeat until the equation is complete
- Press Enter when done with the equation
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Now, let’s get started with the tutorial!
Step By Step Guide to Use Google Docs Equation Editor
The editor not only allows you to select and add various equation letters but you can also edit and replace already written equations. The fantastic, few-step procedure allows you to add any equation, whether from mathematics or engineering.
Enclosed below are the detailed steps required to use the equation editor in Google Docs:
Step 1: Open Google Docs to the document you want to add a math equation to
First of all, open the google doc file in which you want to add an equation.
Step 2: Go to Insert -> Equation The equation editor bar will appear
Next, click the area where you want to add an equation. Then, click on the Insert Button in the main menu.
This will show a drop-down menu on the screen. From there, find the Equation option and click on it.
Step 3: Select the equation type from the equation bar
When you select the equation option, an edit box will appear in the doc. That is editing the area of the equation. This is where you will write your equation.
Next, under the equation toolbox, you will find five types of equations. The equation group options in Google Docs are:
- Greek Letter
- Miscellaneous Operations
- Math operations
Select the one you need to start your equation.
Tip: If you want to add some special characters like Ω this, You can use the special character option in google docs. Just go to insert, and find the Special character option. There you can find and add the character you want.
Step 4: Type in part of the equation
Click inside the equation box and begin typing in your equation.
Step 5: Press the right arrow key to move to the next part of the equation
This part is important, to move to the next part of the equation, you need to press the right arrow key. For example, if you want to write a2, you would:
- Select the squared option from Math Operations in the equation editor
- Click in the equation box and type a
- Press the right arrow key to move to the superscript part of the equation
- Type in 2 to represent the squared part of a2
Step 6: Repeat until the equation is complete
Repeat the process until you have your equation fully typed-out.
Step 7: Press Enter when done with the equation
Press Enter to exit the equation box. I added another example in the screenshot above using the steps in this tutorial.
I hope this tutorial was helpful to you. Good luck and check out some of our other Google Docs tutorials in the table below:
|Article Title||Link to Tutorial|
|How to Open a PDF in Google Docs||link|
|How to Create a Survey in Google Docs||link|
|How to Use Google Docs Equation Editor||link|
|How to Add Code Blocks to Google Docs||link|
|How to Use Footnotes and Citations in Google Docs||link|
|How to Sort a List Alphabetically in Google Docs||link|
|How to Use the Google Docs Outline Tool||link|
|Is the Google Docs Word Count Accurate?||link|
|Ultimate Guide to Using Tables in Google Docs||link|
The Google Docs suite is very flexible and one of the cool things you can actually do is create and publish surveys. Check out my Detailed Guide to Creating Surveys in Google Docs.
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