Math Editor Quick Documentation

Math Editor is very simple to use. The learning curve is small and you can get started in just a few minutes.

This page documents the most important features of Math Editor to help you create equations efficiently.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

  • Ctrl+C: Copy the selected content. This can also be done using the respective toolbar button.
  • Ctrl+X: Cut the selected content. This can also be done using the respective toolbar button.
  • Ctrl+V: Paste from the Clipboard. If clipboad contains an already copied Math Editor equation, it will be used for the paste operation. Otherwise any other text availble on the clipboard will be pasted
  • Ctrl+A: Select the entire document. Can also be done using 'Edit > Select All' menu on the top menu bar.
  • Ctrl+Z: Undo. Available on the toolbar as well.
  • Ctrl+Y: Redo. Available on the toolbar as well.

Copying to other applications

  • Select the desired equation(s) and then copy using the copy toolbar button or Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut.
  • Switch to the other application and paste the content. It will be pasted as an image, or if it is only text on a single line, it will be copied as ordinary text.

Creating Complex Equations

Complex equations are created using one of the many toolbar panels given at the top. Each panel contains buttons to create equations of a certain category. There are two kinds of toolbar panels:

  • Panels for symbol input: These help you input symbols like Greek letters, arrows etc.
  • Panels for equation creation:These allow you to create equations including divisions, integrals, summations, roots etc.

Understanding Nesting

Math Editor nests equations according to the current cursor context. In order to create your desired equations, you have to be aware of the current cursor context. A horizontal bliking cursor helps you visually see the current equation context.

In order to move out of the current equation, you can either use the arrow keys or your mouse.


  • Use arrow keys to move the cursor around. You can also use your mouse to put the cursor at the desired place.
  • The zoom level can be increased or decreased using the + and - toolbar buttons. You can also change zoom level by holding down the Ctrl key and using the mouse wheel.
  • The 'delete' and 'backspace' keys can be used to both delete text and equations. When you are about to delete an equation, it first becomes hilighted. On pressing the delete or backspace key again, the equation is removed.