Contributor supports equations written in Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) and LaTeX.
You need to use a third-party editor outside of Contributor to create the actual equation. To find an editor, you can perform a Google search for free online resources.
After you've created an equation, you can then copy and paste it into Contributor's editor. This gives you more flexibility to use the editor and format you want.
Following are the primary tasks when working with equations in Contributor:
- Insert From any location in a
documentyou can insert an equation. Although an equation may be composed of many different parts, in the XML Editor it renders as a single block of content. In that way, it behaves much like an image. See Inserting Equations.
- Edit You can edit an existing equation. This includes the ability to change the equation itself, as well as modify its appearance through the use of the MadCap|equation style. See Editing Equations.
Note: When an equation is used in a heading and that heading is referenced in any way (e.g., cross-reference), the equation is stripped from the reference.
Note: In order to use the Equation Editor—and in order for equations to display in the XML Editor and output—you need to install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE). You can download the JRE from http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.