Text Box Tool and the Equation tool

How to navigate and use the Rich Text and the Equation tool

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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 -"

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