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Writing Equations

In Ulysses, you can easily add equations to your sheets. To write mathematical equations, we use LaTeX. LaTeX is a document preparation system that uses markup tags, much in the same ways as Ulysses does.

Adding an Equation

Here is how to add an equation in Ulysses:

  1. Type or select the $$ tag.

  2. This will bring up an editor, where you can enter equations. For instance, you can enter simple equations like V-E+F=2 just as you would enter regular text.

However, many equations require mathematical symbols or operations. This is where LaTeX comes in. Here are two examples:

  • If you need a fraction, you can use the LaTeX command \frac so that you can enter v = \frac{s}{t}.

  • If you need a great-than-or-equal symbol, you use \geq, like this: dS \geq 0.

There are too many LaTeX commands to list here, but you can find a list of all supported commands on this website.

Inline and Block Equations

Please keep in mind that there are two different modes: inline and block equations. If you enter an equation in the same line as your regular text, Ulysses treats it as an inline equation. If you insert the equation in a separate paragraph, you get a block equation.