Last Updated On: March 28, 2024

ActivePresenter 9 makes it simple to add, create, and alter mathematical equations. It offers a collection of in-built equations, and the ability to edit or create new ones or even import them from Microsoft Office.  Let’s get to know about that in today’s tutorial.

The article covers:

  • Add built-in equations
  • Write and edit custom equations

Before diving deeper, download the latest version of ActivePresenter here:

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Add Built-in Equations

It’s simple to add a built-in equation to the ActivePresenter 9 Canvas. Now, perform either of the following: 

  • Access the Home tab > Click the drop-down arrow on the Equation button.
  • Access the Insert tab > Click the drop-down arrow on the Equation button.
drop-down arrow on Equation icon

Then, select one built-in equation from the gallery.

Click the drop-down arrow, a list of default formulas and equations will be shown.

At the same time, a chosen formala is displayed on the Canvas. For example, if you select Binomial Theorem, it will appear on the Canvas like this:

Example of inserting an equation

Also, the Equation tab appears in the Toolbar. It contains symbols and structures that you can add to your equation if needed. You will see more details of this tab in the subsequent section.

Write and Edit Custom Equations        

Besides pre-existing equations in ActivePresenter 9, you can create unique ones using symbols and structures from the Equation tab previously mentioned. Take the following steps:

Step 1: Click the Equation icon in the Home tab or the Insert tab. Alternatively, click the Insert New Equation option at the bottom of the Equation gallery.

select the Equation icon

After that, a rectangle with green dots appears on the Canvas like this:

A rectangle with green dots that appears on the Canvas enables you to write your own equation.

Step 2: Add a mathematical structure you want to use in the Structures group of the Equation tab that appears. 

Insert a mathematical structure you want to use in the Structures group.

It contains commonly used mathematical structures such as Fraction, Script, Radical, Integral, Large Operator, Bracket, Function, and more. Then, just select a structure to add and replace the dotted-line boxes with your own values.

Step 3: Add values to selected structures with symbols in the Symbols group is also possible.

symbols group

Click the arrow at the bottom right corner of the gallery (1) to see more math-related symbols. In addition, click the arrow at the top right corner of the gallery (2) to see more sets of symbols. Then, hover the mouse over a symbol to see its name.

Note: Apart from adding, writing, and editing equations, you can copy equations from Microsoft Office and paste them into ActivePresenter 9.

That’s it! Thanks to ActivePresenter 9, creating math, physics, chemistry, etc., courses is just a breeze since the app helps you create even the hardest formulas. For more information, kindly refer to the article How to Write Equations Effectively in an eLearning Course. And feel free to contact us if you need any assistance. 

See also:

Introduce Annotation Objects
Add and Customize Shapes
Work with Text Captions
Insert Images
Work with Tables
Create Charts and Graphs
Create Spotlight Effects