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How to type in math symbols/equations in PSE6

Jul 10, 2013 6:23 PM

I am working on a cool project and need to know how to do this.  Thanks!

 
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    Jul 10, 2013 6:28 PM   in reply to JimSned

    What operating system are you using?

     

    On windows for example one can use the Alt+keycodes on the numeric keypad:

     

     

    http://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes/maths-alt-codes.php

     
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    Jul 10, 2013 6:33 PM   in reply to JimSned

    Have you got Microsoft Word on your Mac machine?  If so then I suggest create your equation in it and then copy/paste it in PSE new document.  That is how I do most of the time.

     

    If you don't have Word then perhaps online equation editor might be available from which you can copy/paste into PSE.

     

    G/L

     
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    Jul 10, 2013 6:38 PM   in reply to JimSned

    Here are some for macs:

     

    http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/keyboards/charpalosx.html

     

    http://www.forlang.wsu.edu/help/keyboards2.asp

     

     

    Something like Math Magic may be better suited for that purpose on macs:

     

    http://www.mathmagic.com/

     
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    Jul 10, 2013 7:06 PM   in reply to JimSned

    Another option is to type the equation in Word as before but instead of copy/paste, do a screen grab using Jing or something similar.  Look at this image:

     

    2013-07-11_0302.png

     

    Jing is free from TechSmith.

     

    2013-07-11_0304.png

     

    Hope this helps.

     
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    Jul 10, 2013 7:43 PM   in reply to JimSned

    There are several ways to take screenshots using the software included on your mac:

     

     

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X

     

    http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_capture_screenshots_os_x%E2% 80%99s_builtin_grab_app

     

     

    You can try screenshots, but they may not be the best solution.

     
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    Jul 10, 2013 8:23 PM   in reply to JimSned

    Yes you can manipulate the size or rotate like any other image.  You won't be able to edit the equation itself unless you have the correct fonts for it in PSE.

     

    Also, your Mac must have a screen grab software/utility and perhaps R. Kelly or Barbara can help you here.  I don't use MAC but I suspect it must have something like what Windows has.  Windows 7 has Snipping tools and also one can do print-screen to grab the image and then manipulate it in PSE or Photoshop or Fireworks.

     

    But to change the size or to rotate the image, it is possible in PSE.  Try with the image I have posted above and let us know if you were successful.  The image I have posted can be saved on your machine and you can play with it to get hang of it.

     

    2013-07-11_0421.png

     

    G/L

     
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    Jul 10, 2013 9:27 PM   in reply to JimSned

    If you have 10.5, look in your applications folder for omnigraffle. Also appleworks has an equations editor you could use.

     

    All macs come with very efficient screen grab software. Just press command+shift+4 and drag over what you want to capture.

     

    Depending on the age of your mac you may also have the deluxe calculator program in your applications folder. Investigate what's there. Old versions of OS X came with all sorts of useful utlitiles.

     
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    Jul 10, 2013 9:26 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    I should have specified that I would try to create the actual equation and use copy/paste before going the screenshot route.

     
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    Jul 12, 2013 7:44 PM   in reply to JimSned

    I have got a tool bar on my Word 2010 as shown in this picture (click on it to magnify it):

     

    2013-07-13_0341.png

     

    If you are using Word 2003 then I can post a picture in it as well.

     
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    Jul 12, 2013 7:48 PM   in reply to JimSned

    This is in Office 2003:

     

    2013-07-13_0347.png

     

    G/L

     
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    Jul 12, 2013 8:52 PM   in reply to JimSned

    In Word 2010, you need Insert >> Equation

     

    See/click on this picture:

     

    2013-07-13_0448.png

     

    And in Word 2003, it is Insert >> Object

     

    2013-07-13_0451.png

     

    G/L

     
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    Jul 12, 2013 9:05 PM   in reply to JimSned

    You just didn't look down far enough. If I scroll further down the Insert menu, I get Equation, which brings up this toolbar:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-07-13 at 12.04.14 AM.png

     
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    Jul 13, 2013 6:50 AM   in reply to JimSned

    All versions of word that will run in OS X have it. Here are microsoft's directions on how to use it word 2004/mac (google is your friend in these situations):

     

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2004-macword/how -to-intall-equation-editor-in-macs-word-2004/8ac88730-8b8f-4cdd-81d8-7 971e5b103e1?msgId=4d4593a8-5c28-48cc-816a-030b414cbe14

     
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    Jul 24, 2013 12:36 PM   in reply to mytaxsite.co.uk

    re: the screen shot from mytaxsite.co.uk:

     

    That may be from Office 2003, but that's not from the included equation editor in Office 2003. That's the MathType toolbar, which is not included with Office 2003, or any other version of MS Office.

     
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