Submitted by Lukas on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 14:11

Equations in SciFlow

Hey everyone,

in the new version of SciFlow being released this week, we’ve added a lot of new features, among them equations. In this post, I will be telling you a bit about equations in SciFlow and how they work. 

Adding an equation

Shows equation button highlighted in red.

In order to add an equation into the editor, place your cursor at the part of your document you want the equation to appear. Then click the "Equations" button in the format bar at the top. This will cause the equation view to fade in.
 

LaTeX users

Experienced TeX users can write their code directly into the line, where it will automatically be converted into the preview below. Clicking "Discard Changes" undoes any changes you’ve made, "Place Equation" saves them.

Non-LaTeX users

Non-LaTex users are advised to click the Help tab, where they will find a link to this article, as well as a link to a recommended equations editor with buttons, found at http://www.wiris.com/editor/demo/en/mathml-latex.
 

Wiris.com Editor
The wiris.com equation editor.



Create your equation in the Wiris editor, then copy & paste the text that appears in the LaTex box on the bottom right of the page to the Tex Code line in SciFlow’s equation Window. 

Wiris.com TeX box
Wiris TeX code box. Copy from here!

Block Slider

Finally, there is the block slider. The standard enabled state of the slider will cause your equations to appear where your cursor was in your document. Disabling it will cause your equation to appear centralized in its own line in the editor. 
Slider enabled stateSlider disabled state

That's it, all there is to know about equations in the new version of the SciFlow app! If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, let us know at support@sciflow.net.