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Easily enter mathematical equations under Windows 7


Even if entering a mathematical formula on a computer without stylus can quickly turn out to be a calvary, Windows 7 incorporates a tool to make it easier for you: I named the Mathematical Input Panel.

To access the Mathematical input panel, open the start Menu, click on All programs, Accessories, then Mathematical input panel.

Capture d'écran - Panneau de saisie mathématique dans Windows 7
Screenshot of screen — Mathematical input panel in Windows 7

The window consists mainly of a grid, where you will be able to enter your formulas.

To do this, nothing simpler, you just need to trace your equations by holding the left-click down. And automatically, Windows will recognise the different symbols drawn.

Capture d'écran - Ecriture d'une formule, Panneau de saisie mathématique dans Windows 7
Screenshot of screen — Writing a formula, Mathematical input panel in Windows 7

To make a correction, hold down the right-click while selecting the area to be corrected. When you release, a list of proposals appears: all you have to do is make your choice.

Capture d'écran - Correction d'une formule, Panneau de saisie mathématique dans Windows 7
Screenshot of screen — fix a formula, Mathematical input panel in Windows 7

All you have to do is integrate your formula into a Word document, for example.

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  • Marion

    Good morning,
    I'd have a question. For the mathematical input panel, when I write a formula how to insert it in for example open-office?
    I click insert, but nothing happens. I‘m looking all over the internet, but I can’t find it.
    Thank you in advance.

  • Benjamin Denis Post author

    @clmar and @marion: Hello, after clicking the Insert button, open a new Word document and then simply paste (CTRL+V).
    Note: it works very well in MS Office but probably not in Open Office or others. To be tested...