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One World
September 3, 2010, 08:54 PM
I am trying to type in some equations in an essay and finding it very hard to look for Greek symbols for each and every term I want to use. Is there a better way to do it?

Neel Here
September 4, 2010, 09:55 AM
google for online LaTeX compilers. that's the easiest way to do it.
you need to use a relatively simple syntax to use the symbols, like /alpha.

Zunaid
September 4, 2010, 09:57 AM
What platform and word processing system are you using?

One World
September 4, 2010, 02:08 PM
^ I am using OpenOffice in Windows.

Neel Here
September 4, 2010, 03:18 PM
you can just use an online LaTeX compiler (it works like online translators, you type in the equation in syntax form, it gives the output in symbols) and paste it in OO .doc file without any hassle.

One World
September 5, 2010, 11:13 AM
It seems you are an expert in LaTeX. Can you put an example here if not that complex?

Neel Here
September 5, 2010, 11:22 AM
expert kisu noi, I've used it that's all.

here's an example using http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/3908/codecogseqnm.gif

here is the input code
\int^b_a dx = [x]^b_a = b-a

you can also go the whole hog and do everything in latex instead of OO but it takes a few days of getting used to. the good thing is you have complete control over the environment.

One World
September 5, 2010, 11:33 AM
Cool.

One World
April 2, 2011, 05:29 AM
WC ALvi, also pls note digging graves is a hackneyed practice most often.

Ajfar
April 3, 2011, 12:06 AM
I know in Microsoft world equation editor you can do backslash and the name of the symbol and it will automatically get it for you. For example '\delta' or '\rho'. I don't if that's how keyboard shortcuts work in open office, but worth a shot I guess.