Mathematical and Scientific Notations (TinyMCE Editor)
The TinyMCE text editor provides a tool to create mathematical and scientific notations. This function can be used for any activity or resource that provides access to the text editor.
Note: The described function is only available in the TinyMCE editor not in the Atto editor. Refer to the help resource Mathematical and Scientific Notations (Atto Editor) for explanations on how to use mathematical and scientific notations in the Atto editor.
Alternatively you can switch your editors: click on your profile name in the top right corner, choose Preferences, click User and select Editor preferences. You can now select your preferred editor and save changes.
1. Navigate to the text editor in the settings of your activity or resource and click on the Insert Equation button.
2. Select TEX from the top bar to enable LaTeX notation entry.
3. Enter your LaTeX equation into the provided field. MyScript provides a tool to easily convert handwritten equations into LaTeX. Simply copy the LaTeX equation from the website and paste it into the provided field.
4. Press enter to see how the LaTeX equation will be displayed later. The equation will appear in the preview box and in the editing box.
5. To enter additional equations clear the previous equation in the provided field and add the new equation following step 3. and 4. After pressing enter the new equation will be displayed in the preview box and the editing box alongside the previously entered equations.
6. Clicking on an equation in the editing box will highlight the selected equation green. The selected equation can now be moved to another position by dragging and dropping the equation to the desired position that gets highlighted in yellow.
7. Clicking on an equation in the editing box will highlight the selected equation green. The selected equation can be deleted by clicking on the X-button. If no equation is selected and the X-button is clicked, all equations will be deleted.
8. Actions can be undone or redone by clicking on the arrow buttons.
9. When you entered all equations click on Inline Math at the bottom of the window. You will return to the text editor with the equations added to your text in LaTeX form. You can now continue adding text around the equation.
Note: The text editor does not automatically add line breaks. Therefore, longer equations should be broken into multiple lines by adding "\\" in front of the part that should appear in the next line.