# Exponents/Math Type

Apr 08, 2013

By
Nicole Weiss

Hello,

I am currently working on a lesson that involves a lot of math type, particularly exponents and fractions. Is there a quick way to insert these symbols/characters into my lesson? I am trying to avoid creating separate tiny text boxes of little numbers and inserting them into each equation.

Example:

1. If f(x) = x^2 + 3, what is f(-4)?

I need that "^2" to be an exponent.

2. If z(x) = 24/(x+3), what is z(-4)?

I need that "(x+3)" to be under the "24" in a fraction format.

Many thanks!

-Nicole

## 17 Replies

Hi Nicole,

Did anyone get back to you on this? I need to know the same thing!

Thanks!

Hi Sarah and Welcome to E-Learning Heroes! Not sure why there is no answer here for Nicole, but your second question bumped it up, so here we go!

If you are entering the information as text, you can edit when in 'slide' mode to create the exponents using the superscript button in formatting. Will this accomplish what you're trying to do? If not, just give me some more information.

I was looking for an answer to this question too and it was right in front of our faces. Thanks for the info!

For more complex formulas, you might consider Mathtype. It allows you to create complex formulas and save as a graphic which can then be imported into Storyline. This is a more sophisticated version of Equation Editor in the Microsoft products.

http://www.dessci.com/en/products/MathType/trial.asp

Is there a way to make questions like this?

This subscript and superscript thing has disappeared on storyline 2, or am I missing somenthing?

Fabio,

You can find it by going to the advanced font options.

Hi Fabio!

Looks like Gary beat me to a response :) Hopefully this assists you, if not, just let us know.

What about Terry's question? I want to show a fraction as a fraction. All I find is the fraction slash in symbols. How can I make it look as it does in MS Word?

The closest your gonna get is superscript and subscript if you want to use 1 textbox.

Otherwise you would have to create a box for each of the top and bottom numbers and draw your line in the middle.

As mentioned earlier you could also use Mathtype to create the math question and then bring it into storyline.

Hi, Tammy - To the best of my knowledge, Gary's suggestion would be the best way to achieve what you are looking to accomplish at this time. Please feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions with our product development team by using this form.

Done!

Fantastic -- thanks, Tammy! :)

You can sub- and superscript easily with hotkey combos:

Highlight text, then "CTRL =" for subscript, or "CTRL Shift =" for superscript.

Thanks for popping in to share Pierre :)

I realize this is an old post but anyway I did not find any satisfactory answer using LaTeX (which is what I need). For more complex or longer mathematical texts we need LaTeX and since there is no support inside Storyline, I would use any of the online editors. (Check this one: https://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php). You can write your equations in LaTeX code or using the equation editor, then you can choose to download an image (gif or even png with transparent background). But the best method would be to copy the html code hosted on the site and insert it into your web page. Hope this helps!

Please check the html code produced and the transparent background in the equation.

test_math.htmlHi Sonia!

Thanks for popping in to share your experience and solution with the community. It could certainly assist someone in the future.

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