#### martinc31415

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I need the ability to insert mathematical functions in a way similar to MSWord equation editor.

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I need the ability to insert mathematical functions in a way similar to MSWord equation editor.

However, Docs 2 Go doesn't have that function, at least that I can see. The word processing app is lacking.

I also re-downloaded Pages just to see for you and I don't see what you are looking for either...are you trying to basically insert an equation like you would use in Excel?

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I am not trying to get a working formula.

I write some mathematical texts and just need the ability to write the functions or equations.

I need exponents, I need subscripts, I need a fraction bar where I can have a polynomial numerator and denominator etc.

I also need the Greek alphabet.

I write some mathematical texts and just need the ability to write the functions or equations.

I need exponents, I need subscripts, I need a fraction bar where I can have a polynomial numerator and denominator etc.

I also need the Greek alphabet.

OP

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Your right about the Greek alphabet.

With no equation editor Pages is of extremely limited value to me I'm afraid.

With no equation editor Pages is of extremely limited value to me I'm afraid.

No clue if it works with iPad, but have you looked at mathtype?

Edit. The website says it works with iworks.

Edit. The website says it works with iworks.

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OP

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No clue if it works with iPad, but have you looked at mathtype?

Edit. The website says it works with iworks.

I did a little searching myself and saw MathType mentioned a lot with iWorks. apparently there is no MathType app for the iPad yet though.

The thing I find odd I'd that MathType is not an Apple product. Apple"s proprietary word processor not having an equation editor is really strange. I just started playing with Pages and there is a lot to like about it but what a gaping whole they left.

I need the ability to insert mathematical functions in a way similar to MSWord equation editor.

No way to do that in pages now, but there is an app that lets you typeset equation in TeX, then copy the equation image over to pages. search for "TeX Equation" in itunes.

You are right, not much has been happening relative to math editing. I wish Design Science and Apple could get together on Math Type for the iPad.

In the interrim, you might try EQEditor. Though it is based on LaTex, it actually has a pretty intuitive editor interface and you can export (or copy and paste) into Pages as a JPEG file.

Though still a bit cumbersome, it works well enough if you are willing to switch apps and copy and paste. Don't recall the price, but EQEditor isn't unaffordable. (I'm sure less than ten bucks---maybe five or so?)

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