**OneNote** contains features such as **Equations and Symbols**. The Equation feature is used to add math equations to the page, and the purpose of the Symbol is to add symbols. The Equation and Symbol feature contains various equations and symbols you can choose from to add to your page.

### What are the Equation and Symbol features in OneNote

**Equation**: Add a common mathematical equation to your documents, such as the area of a circle or the quadratic formula. You can also build your equations using the library of math symbols and structure.**Symbols**: Add symbols to your document that is not on the keyboard. You can choose a variety of symbols such as mathematical, currency, and copyright symbols.

## How to create & insert Equations in OneNote

On the **Insert** tab in the *Symbols* group, click *Equations*.

From the list, choose an equation.

An **Equation** tab will appear on the menu bar; if you click out of the equation box on the page, the **Equation** tab will disappear.

Also, if you click *More Equations*, A **Equation** tab will appear on the menu bar.

*More Equation* is when you want to input more equations on your page separate from the other equation.

On the **Equation** tab, click the *Equation* button in the *Tools* group to add more equations to the page.

If you choose to select the *Ink to Math* button, an **Insert Ink Equation** dialog box will open.

The **Ink to Math** feature allows the user to insert mathematical equations using their handwriting.

Draw an Equation into the blank page within the dialog box.

There are features in the box to *Write*, *Erase*, *Select *and *Correct* and *Clear Data*.

Then click *Insert*.

Also, there are features such as *Professional*, *Linear*, and *Normal Text* in the *Tool* section.

The Professional feature converts selection into a 2- dimensional form for a professional display.

The *Linear* feature converts selection into a 1- dimensional form for easy editing.

The *Normal Text* feature uses non-math text in the region.

In the *Symbols* group, there is a *Math Symbol* gallery you can choose various math symbols.

On the equation tab, we have the *Structures* group, where you can input equations into your pages, such as *Fractions*, *Script*, *Radical*, *Integral*, *Large Operator*, *Bracket*, *Function, Accent*, *Limit and Log*, *Operator*, and *Matrix*.

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## How to add Symbols in OneNote

On the **Insert** tab, click *Symbol* in the *Symbols* group.

From the list, choose a symbol or click *More Symbols* to see more.

A **Symbol **dialog box will pop up displaying various symbols you can choose from.

You also change the *Font *and *Subset*. The *Subsets* are categories of symbols.

At the bottom of the dialog box, you will see the symbols that are recently used, the *Character Code*, and a list box where you can choose to select *Unicode (hex)*, *ASCII (Decimal)*, *ASCII(hex).*

To enter a Symbol into the page, click a *Symbol *and click *Insert*.

We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to insert Equations and Symbols into a page in OneNote.

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