Inserting text-boxes and mathematical formulae directly into the page, as well as how to navigate and use the Text Box and Equation tools.

## The Rich Text Tool

When you create a text-box, or if you click into an existing one; you'll see a toolbar with a variety of functions, some that will be familiar from word processing applications such as Google Docs or Word.

The functions are labeled in the image below.

There is also a **Formula tool **that you can use to insert to mathematical notation alongside regular text. The formula is otherwise identical to the **Equation tool** described below. The major difference between the **Formula tool** and the **Equation tool **is that the equation tool is best used for standalone problems whereas the formula tool is best used for demonstrating work over multiple lines.** **Please refer below for more on how the **Equation tool** works.

There is also a **Voice Typing tool **that allows you to transcribe text using the microphone on your device, similar to the option you have when you are using the **Text Comment tool.**

## The Equation Tool

This tool allows you to** **create stand-alone equations by using the keyboard and symbol palette (click the** π **symbol). To create an Equation box, select the equation tool From there you will see a symbol palette:

This will display all of the different symbols you are able to insert into the Equation boxes. You can search for a specific symbol using the search bar;

Lastly, there are number of keyboard shortcuts that you can use when you have created a equation box to quick-select certain mathematical notations. Here are some of the commonly used shortcuts:

**Fraction** = "/"

**Insert Space **= "\ space"

**Superscript** (or Exponent) = "Shift 6"

**Subscript** = "Shift -"