Getting Started with EquatIO

EquatIO is a math extension that allows you to insert, edit, and interact with digital math in the Google Chrome environment, including Google Docs and Google Forms

Note: Windows and Mac OS users see Getting started with EquatIO (Windows+Mac)

To get started with EquatIO we will first add the extension to Chrome through the Chrome Web Store:

Equatio Chrome Store Listing

Once the extension has been installed you will see the blue EquatIO icon in your extension list as well as in the upper right hand corner of your browser.

EquatIO has been added to Chrome  

The first time using the extension, you will be prompted for permissions, one screen in Google Docs, and three screens in Google Forms. For more detail on these permissions please see Allowing or removing permissions - EquatIO.

Note: If you are trialing EquatIO, you will have access to premium features for 30 days. For details of these features please see the EquatIO Quick Reference Card.

Google Docs

When opening up a Google Doc, you will see the EquatIO toolbar populate on the bottom of your screen:

EquatIO toolbar in a Google Doc

Google Forms

When opening up a Google Form for the first time, you will be greeted by a small window notifying you, you will see the EquatIO toolbar populate at the bottom of your doc once you click any of the blue icons next to any line on the form:

EquatIO toolbar in a Google Form

Google Slides:

EquatIO toolbar in a Google Slide

Google Drawings:

EquatIO toolbar in a Google Drawing

Google Sheets:

Equatio toolbar in a Google Sheet

For more on EquatIO as well as some helpful videos and tutorials, check out our EquatIO YouTube playlist.