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Adding math equations to notes

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Video: Adding math equations to notes

If you need to write mathematical equations in any of your notebooks in OneNote 2010, you'll be happy to know there's an equation editor built right in to give you a helping hand. We're going to take a look at it right now, but we're going to start with this text file. We're just going to click-and-drag across the entire bit of text in this Notepad document, and copy it, Ctrl+C, or you could go to the Edit menu and choose Copy from there, right-click and choose Copy, however you like to copy content. Once you've got a copy, we'll switch over to OneNote and we'll make sure in the TwoTrees notebook we've got the Budgets tab selected.

Adding math equations to notes

If you need to write mathematical equations in any of your notebooks in OneNote 2010, you'll be happy to know there's an equation editor built right in to give you a helping hand. We're going to take a look at it right now, but we're going to start with this text file. We're just going to click-and-drag across the entire bit of text in this Notepad document, and copy it, Ctrl+C, or you could go to the Edit menu and choose Copy from there, right-click and choose Copy, however you like to copy content. Once you've got a copy, we'll switch over to OneNote and we'll make sure in the TwoTrees notebook we've got the Budgets tab selected.

Over on the right-hand side, we're going to click right on 10/11 Budget tab. That selects the page so we can add a subpage by clicking the drop-down, New Subpage, and now we're ready to paste our content. First let's type in the title, Compound Interest. Down below we'll just click once, and Ctrl+V is your keyboard shortcut for pasting, and now we're ready to add the equation just off here to the right. So, when you click to the right, you'll see your flashing cursor and you're ready to start entering your equation. Now, if you only have the regular keyboard, you'd be missing out on a lot of symbols and structures and so on.

So, when you go to the Insert tab on the Ribbon, you'll notice in the Symbols group here, we've got something for creating equations. Now, there is a button right at the top, which will insert a blank equation, when you're ready to start typing and using some of the tools. If you want a head-start though, you can go to the drop-down, click there, and you'll see a whole bunch of predefined equations that will give you a nice little head-start. For example, as we scroll down, if you wanted to add a quadratic formula, you've got a sample right here.

Click once and it's inserted right there where your cursor was flashing and you're ready to start manipulating this, making changes as necessary. Notice on the Ribbon, the Equation tools are highlighted on the Design tab. So, you've got a number of options. You can go back to that drop-down for equations if you wanted to change it up, or if you prefer, start working with some of the symbols that are available to you, and if you expand this you'll notice there's quite an extensive list. Or you could go over here to the Structures area and you can see we've got Fractions and Scripts and we've got Operators over here and Matrices.

So, lots of different options for creating very complex mathematical equations if you need to. But we're just going to click on the border here with the four-sided arrow. Press Delete to delete that. We'll click again in an empty space off to the right here and we'll try another method for creating an equation. We'll go to the Insert tab again, but this time we'll click directly on the button itself, not the drop-down. It's the Pi symbol. When we click, you can see it just says "Type equation here." Again, we've got all of our tools, so you can start from scratch here, inserting different structures and accessing the symbols.

Another cool option is to use Ink. So if you're on a tablet PC, for example, or if you've got a tablet attached to your computer, you can do an Ink Equation. When we click here, it opens up our Insert Ink Equation dialog box and we're ready to start writing. So, in this case, if you've got a tablet, you're ready to start going. So, let's write a couple of things here. I'll do a capital P. Now, it may not look perfect to begin, but it's pretty smart at figuring out what these codes are supposed to be, what these symbols are.

You can see it's starting to take shape here. Let's do a round bracket and we'll do the number 1, plus R divided by N, and there is our round bracket. Then we'll do an N and a T up here. You can see it's getting close, so we might have to come down here and erase some things if we want it very neat, just click to erase it. Then go back to the Writing tool and try to fix that up with an N. Looking better.

Once it looks the way you want it, just go down to the Insert button, click there, and it's inserted for you, so you're able to actually write the equation using a tablet and the Ink technology that's built into OneNote here. So, if you do need to create equations in OneNote and you need those complex symbols and structures, they're all at your fingertips, thanks to the equation editor here in OneNote 2010.

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OneNote 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 30m 27s
    1. What is OneNote?
      6m 20s
    2. Launching OneNote and touring the interface
      6m 55s
    3. Opening, closing, and saving notebooks
      4m 29s
    4. Creating new notebooks
      2m 4s
    5. Creating, moving, and deleting sections and pages
      4m 47s
    6. Working with sub-pages
      3m 51s
    7. Creating a note on a page
      2m 1s
  3. 34m 10s
    1. Working with unfiled notes
      4m 12s
    2. Copying and pasting content
      4m 14s
    3. Adding screen clippings
      2m 34s
    4. Adding audio and video files
      5m 24s
    5. Adding pictures
      3m 1s
    6. Recording audio and video
      4m 25s
    7. Adding files
      1m 45s
    8. Adding math equations to notes
      4m 14s
    9. Sending to OneNote
      4m 21s
  4. 17m 17s
    1. Formatting text
      3m 49s
    2. Using styles from the quick gallery
      2m 14s
    3. Using bullets and numbering
      4m 8s
    4. Checking spelling
      7m 6s
  5. 29m 51s
    1. Organizing the user interface
      5m 20s
    2. Creating new windows
      2m 33s
    3. Searching a notebook
      3m 39s
    4. Creating links to pages with wiki linking
      2m 42s
    5. Tagging notes
      7m 40s
    6. Working with sections
      4m 26s
    7. Using section groups
      3m 31s
  6. 8m 14s
    1. Inserting Outlook meetings
      2m 38s
    2. Sending page information by email
      1m 39s
    3. Working with Outlook tasks
      3m 57s
  7. 15m 19s
    1. Creating a table
      3m 47s
    2. Working with rows and columns
      3m 21s
    3. Formatting tables and data
      5m 45s
    4. Moving tables and data
      2m 26s
  8. 11m 53s
    1. Working in Pen mode
      5m 29s
    2. Manipulating written notes and drawings
      4m 39s
    3. Converting handwriting to type
      1m 45s
  9. 12m 18s
    1. Using templates
      5m 44s
    2. Saving as a template
      2m 52s
    3. Choosing a default template
      3m 42s
  10. 10m 47s
    1. Setting paper size and margins
      4m 46s
    2. Changing page background options
      2m 53s
    3. Adding a background graphic
      3m 8s
  11. 8m 15s
    1. Printing notes and selections
      4m 57s
    2. Modifying print options
      3m 18s
  12. 27m 48s
    1. Saving to other formats
      4m 20s
    2. Saving OneNote content to PDF or XPS
      4m 19s
    3. Creating a shared notebook
      4m 24s
    4. Inviting others and syncing notebooks
      4m 18s
    5. Sending pages in various formats
      3m 1s
    6. Sharing notebooks on the web
      7m 26s
  13. 10m 5s
    1. Knowing who wrote what with author indicators
      3m 27s
    2. Locating newly added content with highlighting
      3m 2s
    3. Seeing past versions quickly with versioning
      3m 36s
  14. 13m 8s
    1. Automatically linking your notes to what you're viewing
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Research pane
      3m 54s
    3. Translating text with the Mini Translator
      2m 52s
  15. 18m 2s
    1. Setting display options
      6m 27s
    2. Changing email options
      4m 37s
    3. Protecting passwords
      4m 1s
    4. Setting backup options
      2m 57s
  16. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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