Learn how to add mathematical equations in different formats.

Add math equations easily using the **Equation** tool. You can insert math equations using either AsciiMath, MathML, or LaTeX. Each of these 3 writing styles (or markup languages) gives you high precision and control over creating complex math equations.

## Add a Math Equation

- Click on the
**EquationÂ**button in the panel on the right. The**Insert/Edit Equation**window will appear. - By default,
**AsciiMath**is used. If you'd like to use a different markup language, select it from the radio button list. For an online reference of that markup language, click on the**Online reference**button. - Insert your raw equation into the text box. You will immediately start seeing a preview of how that equation is rendered.
- To control the appearance, click on the
**Appearance**tab. Here you may control the color, sizing, and layout of the equation. - If you'd like the equation to flow inline with text, set the
**Placement**to be**Inline**. If you'd like the equation to occupy a complete row in the page, then set the Placement to**Row**instead.