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Writing math symbols and equations


Angeliki

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I have made a website that can help with this problem, to the left there is an equation editor, and the website will automatically generate images that can be dragged into Evernote.

https://viktorstrate.github.io/latex-equation-toolbox/

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I totally agree with the request. I work as an electrical engineer and I use OneNote so far which has formula editor integrated. Having discovered many nice features of Evernote, the lack of this feature is actually the only reason why I haven't already switched to Evernote. I definitely need this for my daily work.

My preferred solution would be to enter formulas with a latex syntax.

All workarounds with entering the formula somewhere else and posting an image in Evernote or handwriting the formula are really too cumbersome and cannot convince me to finally switch to Evernote.

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On 03/02/2018 at 7:33 PM, Angeliki said:

As a student of Business Economics, it is necessary many times to write on my notes mathematical symbols and equations; it is not available now, however, wouldn't it be a great feature?

It would be a great feature!

As a mechanical engineer student and Evernote lover, it is currently the main topic I miss on Evernote! I really like the Evernote for Windows version, but I really miss the possibility to  add math symbols and equations... I hope we can see this feature in a near future on Evernote..

*ps: I'm from Brazil and my English is a working in progress... jajaja

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I want to support the request. It is strongly needed Evernote to support the math visualization. For instance, I need to store web pages (wiki is an example) with math. Now I have to convert them into pdf. It is very unpleasant, annoying and awkward. I have not found any external add-ins to work with math in Evernote. 

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1 hour ago, Deak said:

Another +1 for this. 

I use Evernote for both my MBA and data science in my day job. It would be very helpful to have an insert math equation option perhaps a window or inline editing.

You're welcome to indicate your support using the vote button at the too left corner of the discussion

In the meantime, use an editor that supports equations   
The document can be stored in Evernote as a note attachment

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I am in full support of being able to write equations in Evernote. As an MBA student who needs functionality like this, unfortunately it just doesn't make sense for me to continue with Evernote absent of the feature. 

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Hi,

I would really like to see this feature added to Evernote! For now, I use Microsoft Word to type all my mathmatical equations (insert -> Equation) and simply copy them to Evernote. It's time consuming, but it works. 

 

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Used OneNote so far for my scientific notes (I am biologist) - the missing formulas is a huge disadvantage. Would love to see this too! As well as superscripted and subscripted text. Thats even possible in this forum - why isn't it implemented in Evernote?!

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3 hours ago, Robin_ said:

It doesn't seem to be an important feature for the Evernote team though, which is just sad.

One factor in priority is user interest.  To indicate your support for this request, use the vote button in the top left corner of the discussion.  There are currently 2055769845_ScreenShot2019-07-18at07_58_27.png.d5c95107f9c50b0276197b2cf0ba30a7.png votes

>>My best solution for mathy content is to use a LaTeX document and sync it via cloud

Yes to using a LaTex supported document.
Add it to a note as a file attachment

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On 8/13/2019 at 8:31 AM, J1618 said:

Please make this a thing. Latex support is not that hard to implement

While I 100% agree that LaTeX would be a great feature, as a developer (not for evernote) I cringe every time I see "not that hard to implement". People seem to have the false impression that software engineers can just wave a magic wand and "make it happen".

For now there are many services, both online and offline, that will convert formulas to images, which you can insert into your document.

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I have stuck around waiting for this to happen for as long if not longer than this request for Evernote to provide markdown/latex support.

Having support for formulae is not a nice-to-have for me, but a necessity. 

Sadly it seems that my only course of action is to migrate my work to OneNote.

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I am also supporting the demand of adding this feature.

It's very important, i thought it did not mater to me, but it does.

Please evernote, don't let competitors get ahead for silly reasons, note taking business is already tough.

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Evernote has a sketch feature which allows for handwriting and drawing symbols

You could also look at using an external editor that supports the LaTeX or MathML.
The document can be stored in Evernote as a note attachment

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Copying equations across from utilities like laTexit is a pain as it gives not ability to edit the source markdown later on.  Have embedded support of equations using LaTex would very useful for making lab notes. Lots of people need to make equations in their notes, seems like it would be an awesome feature.

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On 5/9/2018 at 5:58 PM, AlejandroL said:

I agree with the request, I also use Evernote and will be very useful to include latex based equation support in the software itself (I currently include a lot of docs with code).

 

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I'd really like latex support for Evernote, since apart from that I enjoy using it. Currently, I use it for organizing my notes at work and I use a lot of math, so this would greatly help me. It doesn't seem to be an important feature for the Evernote team though, which is just sad. My current workaround is LaTeXIt, which has - as already mentioned above - several drawbacks.

My best solution for mathy content is to use a LaTeX document and sync it via cloud, which is certainly not a perfect solution. But better than Evernote for my purposes.

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On 7/18/2019 at 4:45 AM, Robin_ said:

My best solution for mathy content is to use a LaTeX document ...

I agree with using a document editor that supports LaTeX.  I use Apple Pages, and store the documents as note attachments

2 hours ago, J1618 said:

Please make this a thing. Latex support is not that hard to implement

If Evernote had a $ for every post that said "not that hard to implement", ...

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Another +1 for this. 

I use Evernote for both my MBA and data science in my day job. It would be very helpful to have an insert math equation option perhaps a window or inline editing.

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I think this very important and would love to see it too but no latex equations Microsoft's implementation on Word is great. Its more intuitive and faster to use in its Unicode form than in its latex form. We need this

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This is an awesome idea and that's why I'm posting.

I'd like to collect formulas and coding examples in multiple languages

and this would be the idea platform. I've tried the 'paste jpeg/png' but it's

just not the same.

I've look looked at the latex syntax and I suppose it's OK but something

like the Grapher app on the Mac would be fantastic.

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Notion has it.. please get inspired by their solution! 
I'd really love to see something like this also in Evernote. 
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I think that many many many students/academics/PhDs/workers would really appreciate it. 

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There are many requests to bump up the editor. The question is always how much complexity does it add for everybody, just to satisfy the needs of a small percentage of users. My estimate is that maybe 5% of all users would make use of such a feature. Remember we are talking in other threads about EN being slow, need to speed up, uses too much CPU power etc.

In general, if you need formatting options, use a program that is specialized to do so.

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On 2/1/2021 at 5:11 PM, PinkElephant said:

There are many requests to bump up the editor. The question is always how much complexity does it add for everybody, just to satisfy the needs of a small percentage of users. My estimate is that maybe 5% of all users would make use of such a feature. Remember we are talking in other threads about EN being slow, need to speed up, uses too much CPU power etc.

In general, if you need formatting options, use a program that is specialized to do so.

You know, I think it’s humorous you come in with a rando stat on a board of mechanical engineers, scientists and university students in STEM against the motion they desire.  Humorous enough for me to comment on it.  I’m pretty sure, most of the folks above took statistics.  And I’m pretty sure your rando stat would be met with quite a bit of skepticism.  Where is this 5% coming from?  Did you just pull that out of thin air?  You could be right, but you could also be very wrong.  Without survey data, or polling done by Evernote on its users, it’s difficult to arrive at any good indicator what the actual percentage of use would be.  Just throwing that out there.  I don’t mean to speak for everybody but I wouldn’t be surprised if your rando stat falls pretty hard on deaf ears in this post. Lol

 

To comment on the post though, I use Penultimate rather extensively for my maths.  I very much like its integration features in Evernote.  I would like the ability to put in equations into Evernote directly, so that I could better join the notes I take on the keyboard vs the notes I take on my tablet.  I think I’ll look into these alternatives in the meantime.

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You can use the sketch feature of EN to write plain everything, so formulas can be written any time inside of EN. Problem solved, when using the right device.

You can keep elaborated formula writing on your personal wish list. Maybe the devs run out of other ideas one day and pick it up.

Until then it is sketch, or any app suited to support the special annotations needed. EN is based on HTML, and that does not support it.

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3 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

You can use the sketch feature of EN to write plain everything, so formulas can be written any time inside of EN. Problem solved, when using the right device.

You can keep elaborated formula writing on your personal wish list. Maybe the devs run out of other ideas one day and pick it up.

Until then it is sketch, or any app suited to support the special annotations needed. EN is based on HTML, and that does not support it.

Quick answer!  I read something about that and I haven’t tried it.  I do much like the idea of writing it in on the tablet directly into Evernote vs. trying to use latex to write it.  Some of the notes I take are directly on the computer though vs using the tablet.  I use my tablet for annotating directly on the pdf’s and then go back to using the computer for the note-taking.  I guess it’s all in the workflow, process, what seems to work better.  Personally, I’m going to keep up trying to get the best workflow with mathematics in mind.

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Fair enough.

When you look at the internet most pages with equations use either pictures showing the formula, pdf documents that probably were created with a special editor or try to allow some editing in a special window. But these editors are usually pretty bad.

If you just need it neatly, you could try Microsoft Math. It has a function to scan handwritten formulas and convert them to typed text. They even do some solving and graphs using the input.

Here is an example:

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2 hours ago, JoeyK said:

converting .enex files to .tex files

The problem is I don't know LaTeX syntax, and I don't want to learn it

 My need is to convert a hand drawn formula into something presentable inserted into my document   
I use the Notability app on my iPad and it generates formula images from my sketched formulas

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This GitHub project (taken from its own description) will not miraculously create neat formulas where none have been.

In fact it only takes the content and appearance of EN notes (since it converts an ENEX file, it can be anything between a single note and a full notebook) and converts it to a file in LaTex format. It will conserve headers, bullet points, embedded code blocks and even highlighted text as such.

There is no mentioning that it will create formulas. Sure, when in LaTex formulas can be written, but completely outside of EN and using a special description language that could be used without all that conversion before. Just open a LaTex-enabled editor and type away !

As pointed out above, a resulting file could be attached to an EN note.

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