The standard markup language for math is TeX. Here’s a sample:

x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}

Hmm. As you write about that formula, you have to imagine what it actually looks like. Easy to make mistakes.

SWIM has a formula button on the toolbar:

Click it, and a formula thingy appears:

OK, technically it’s a dialog box, but thingy is good, too.

It shows how the formula renders as you type it in. Click OK, and see:

Now you can see what you’re writing about.

Another innovation from your friends at Cyco. You’re welcome.

Editors:
kieran