EquatIO is multi-platform software for digitizing math and chemistry expressions and equations.

- Input math using a text editor, LaTeX, or use handwriting, screenshot, or speech recognition.
- Insert math into Microsoft Word, Google Suite tools, and Canvas.
- Make math accessible!

- EquatIO platforms and features
- Getting EquatIO

- Setting up EquatIO Typing to Create Digital Math

- Writing Equations with a Mouse or Touchscreen to Create Digital Math

- Converting Speech to Digital Math

- Converting between LaTeX and Digital Math

- Graphing Digital Math

- Using EquatIO Mobile

- Resources
- Troubleshooting

EquatIO runs on your desktop, as a Google Chrome extension, in Canvas, and on mobile devices. Different platforms have different EquatIO features.

## EquatIO Feature |
## Description |
## Desktop Application |
## Google Chrome Extension |
## Canvas External Tool |
## EquatIO Mobile* |

Digitize Math, Physics, and Chemistry Expressions | Digitize equations and expressions from multiple disciplines | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | |

Equation Editor | Digitize typed-out math | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | |

Equation Editor Predictions | Predict typed-out math | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | |

Insert MathSpace Drawings | Insert MathSpace Drawings | ✔ | |||

LaTeX Editor | Digitize math using LaTex markup | ✔ | ✔ | ||

Handwriting Recognition | Digitize photos of handwritten equations | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ |

Digital writing Recognition | Digitize math written with a mouse or tablet | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | |

Screenshot Reader | Digitize math screenshots | ✔ | ✔ | ||

Camera-to-Math | Digitize photos with math | ✔ | |||

Speech Input | Digitize spoken math | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ |

Graph Editor | Enter equations to create graphs | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | |

Screenshot Reader | Read aloud math in screenshots | ✔ | ✔ |

*EquatIO Mobile functions differently from the other platforms and is described separately.

The Accessible Technologies group provides EquatIO to Virginia Tech affiliates - faculty, students, staff, and alumni - at no cost.

- Go to Texthelp EquatIO and click your operating system.
- Open the downloaded application. If prompted, allow the installation.
- Click
**Accept and Install**. - Open EquatIO by clicking its icon on the desktop:
- You will be prompted to authorize EquatIO. Click
**Google**. - Enter your VT email address (not your PID) and click
**Next**. - Log in using your PID, PID password, and second factor. A confirmation message will appear.
- The EquatIO bar will appear at the bottom of your computer screen, above Windows or MacOS toolbar.

- In Google Chrome, go to EquatIO - Math made digital and click
**Add to Chrome**. - Click
**Add Extension**. - The extension will be added and you'll go to an introductory screen. Click
**Student**,**Teacher**, or**I'd rather not say...** - You'll go to a new Gogole Doc.

- The EquatIO bar will appear at the bottom of the doc
- The extension icon will appear in the search bar.

- Go to Canvas' Rich Content Editor in the
*Announcements*,*Assignments*,*Discussions*,*Pages*,*Quizzes*, or*Syllabus*tools. - Click the EquatIO icon in the Rich Content Editor.

- The
**Insert EquatIO Equation**window will open, with a limited version of the EquatIO toolbar at the bottom.

EquatIO Mobile is a limited version of EquatIO. It can only access EquatIO math in documents you have created with EquatIO and a Microsoft 365 application. To use it, you must:

- Have the desktop application. See
**Download and install the desktop application**section above. - Have Microsoft 365. See Microsoft 365.

- Open EquatIO on your desktop. EquatIO mobile will not work on your phone without the desktop version.
- Go to EquatIO Mobile in your mobile browser or scan the QR code from the EquatIO bar.
- Tap
**Sign in with Google**and**log in with a Google account.**

- You will be redirected to your Microsoft 365
**Active Documents**.

- Set up EquatIO display, toolbar, prediction, and input options.
- Options differ depending on the EquatIO platform.

To access EquatIO options:

- On the EquatIO bar, click
**EquatIO**->**Options**. In the**Options**window, click:

**Math Options**to set font size and turn on/off predictive help for math and chemistry equations and for formulas.**Toolbar Options**to enable and disable EquatIO features on the toolbar.**Desktop Options**to insert math as a Microsoft Word equation.

- Save changes on each options screen.

- The Equation Editor can predict what you type and turn words into symbols.
- Access the Equation Editor on the EquatIO Toolbar in the desktop application, Google Chrome Extension, and Canvas external tool, but not in EquatIO Mobile.
- Equation digital math can be inserted as math, LaTeX, as an image file, and more.

Prediction will offer suggestions for a symbol as you type in Equation Editor. For example, if you type "add," it will insert "+."

Math predictions are enabled by default, but you can also turn on predictions for chemistry and formulas. To change your prediction options:

- Click
**EquatIO**->**Options**. - Click
**Math Options**, and under**Predictions**, click the sliders to enable/disable predictions for math, chemistry, and formulas. - Save.

- See Setting Up EquatIO above.
- See the Math Prediction Guide and EquatIO Prediction Items from Texthelp, the producers of EquatIO.

- Open EquatIO desktop application, the Canvas external tool, or the Google Chrome extension to display the EquatIO toolbar.
- In the EquatIO bar, click the edit equation icon.
- Type in your equation.
- Prediction will recognize words and show a list of related symbols. Click a symbol to insert.
- To insert a symbol directly, click the More icon at the top right of the toolbar then click the Symbols icon.
- When you're done composing your equation, you can insert it by:

- On the bottom right of the toolbar, click
**Insert Math**. The digital math will appear in your document.

- On the bottom right of the toolbar, click

- Handwriting recognition you to write your equation on screen, and EquatIO will recognize and convert it into digital math.
- Access handwriting recognition on the EquatIO toolbar on all platforms - EquatIO Desktop Editor, Google Chrome Extension, Canvas external tool, and EquatIO Mobile.

Watch EquatIO®: How to Use Handwriting Recognition

- In the EquatIO toolbar, click the pencil and letter icon.
- Use your cursor or stylist to write your equation in the grad space under
**Handwriting**. - The
**Math**side will display the digital math. - Click
**Insert Math**to insert the math into Canvas.

- Speech input allows your to say your equation and EquatIO will record and convert it into a math equation.
- Access speech input on the EquatIO toolbar on all platforms - EquatIO Desktop Editor, Google Chrome Extension, Canvas external tool, and EquatIO Mobile.

Watch EquatIO®: How to Use Speech Input

- In the EquatIO toolbar, click the click the microphone icon.
- Click the red and white record button on the
**Speech**side to begin recording. - Say your equation. EquatIO will display what you've said.

- In the Canvas external tool and the Google Chrome Extension, EquatIO will automatically convert your speech to math.
- In the desktop app, EquatIO will display your speech as words until you click pause. Then it will convert your speech to math (screenshot shows desktop application).

- Click the record button again to stop recording.
- EquatIO display the digital math. You can use the More icon to insert numbers and symbols (screenshot shows Canvas external tool).
- Click
**Insert Math**to insert the math into Canvas.

- EquatIO's LaTeX editor converts LaTeX markup into digital math and vise versa.
- It is available on the EquatIO desktop application and the Canvas external tool, but not in the Google Chrome extension or EquatIO Mobile.
- Microsoft Word and Canvas can also convert the LaTeX into digital math.

- In the EquatIO bar click
**LATEX**(it's only in the desktop app and the Canvas external tool). - A LaTeX editor will appear on the left, and the EquatIO Equation Editor on the right.
- Anything you enter on either side will be converted in real time to the other form.
- Click
**Insert Math**to insert the digital math into your document.

- Copy a LaTeX equation to your computer's clipboard.
- In the Word document, click
**Insert**⇒**Equation**. - Right click the equation box. Under
**Paste Option**s, click the [**A**] to paste the LaTeX markup as text. - The LaTeX equation will appear in the equation box.
- In the upper left click
**LaTeX**then**Convert**. - Click
**All - Professional**. - Your LaTeX equation will be converted into a math equation.

- Copy a LaTeX equation to your computer's clipboard.
- In the Canvas rich content editor, click Insert then Equation to open the Canvas equation editor.
- Click
**Switch View to Advanced**. - In Canvas equation editor, paste the LaTex equation. Canvas will convert it into a digital math.
- Click
**Insert Equation**. - The equation will appear in Canvas.

- Use EquatIO's Graph Editor to visualize equations visual and insert graphs into your document.
- The Graph Editor is accessible on the EquatIO toolbar in the desktop application, the Google Chrome Extension, and the Canvas external tool, but not in EquatIO Mobile.

Watch EquatIO®: How to use Graphing

- Compose a graph-able equation using any of EquatIO's methods - typing, speech, handwriting, or conversion from LaTeX.
- Copy the digital math.

- In the desktop app, click the copy icon.
- In the Canvas external tool and Google Chrome extension, select the digital math and copy it to your clipboard.

- In the EquatIO toolbar, click the graph icon.
- The Desmos graphing tool will appear. Equations are inserted on the left, and graphs generated on the right.
- If your equation doesn't automatically appear, paste it into the left side of the screen.

- You can also click the
**+**under**Graph**to use the Desmos equation editor, but EquatIO's equation editor is better.

- You can also click the
- Click
**Insert Graph**to insert the graph in your document.

EquatIO Mobile is a limited version of EquatIO supporting speech recognition, stylus-written equations, and camera/photo recognition of equations. It functions differently from the EquatIO desktop application, Canvas external tool, and Google Chrome extension, so it is described separately here.

- In the EquatIO Mobile app, open an active document in your Microsoft 365 account.

- Click the pencil and letter icon.
- Draw your equation in the grid space.

- Click the check-mark to save your equation as math or as an image.
**Save as math**is shown below.

- Tap the microphone icon.
- Tap the red and white record button.

- Allow use of your microphone if your haven't already.
- Say your equation and EquatIO will convert it to math in real time.
- Click the record button again to stop recording.
- Click the checkmark ->
**Save as math**.

- Tap the camera icon.

- Allow use of your camera if your haven't already.
- Click the blue and white button to take a picture of your equation, then drag the square around the equation in the picture.

- Click the check-mark to save your equation as math or as an image.

- Click the blue export icon in the bottom left to copy your equation into the Microsoft Word document.
- The document will open with your equation.

- Introducing EquatIO® - Make Math Digital. Make Math Together
- EquatIO documentation from Texthelp, its makers
- Getting Started with EquatIO
- EquatIO Playlist on YouTube
- Contact Texthelp support

- Make sure you have access to EquatIO through Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech affiliates - faculty, staff, students, and alum - can use EquatIO for free through Virginia Tech. Others cannot.
- Try registering EquatIO on another platform. Choose from the desktop application, the Google Chrome extension, or EquatIO mobile.
- If you still can't register EquatIO, go to 4help.vt.edu, log in, and click
**Get Help**. Explain your problem and submit.

- See Texthelp (the makers of EquatIO) EquatIO Documentation.
- Contact Texthelp Support:

- Toll free phone: 888-248-0652
- Toll free fax: 866-248-0652
- Email: u.s.info@texthelp.com
- Web contact form

Only the Microsoft 365 version of Microsoft Word supports LaTeX conversion. Active Virginia Tech affiliates have access to Microsoft 365.

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