The ‘Insert Equation’ feature in Google Docs allows users to insert mathematical symbols and equations into their documents.

This feature is particularly useful for educators, students, and professionals who need to include mathematical expressions in their work.

Let me show you a keyboard shortcut you can use to get the equation text box in Google Docs.

## Keyboard Shortcut to Insert Equation in Google Docs

Below is the shortcut to get the equation text box in Google Docs.

**For Windows: **

ALT + I + E

**For Mac: **

Ctrl + Option + I + E

### How to Use the Shortcuts

Below are the steps to use this shortcut to insert the equation text box in Google Docs

**On Windows:**

- Hold the ALT key and then press the I key. This will open the Insert menu and show the options in it.
- Leave the ALT and I and key, and then press the E key.

This will insert the equation text box in Google Docs.

**On Mac:**

- Hold the Ctrl and Option keys and then press the I key. This will open the Insert menu and show the options in it.
- Leave the Ctrl, Option, and I key and then press the E key.

## Alternate Way to Insert the Equation Box in Google Docs

Here is another easy way to quickly insert the equation box in Google Docs:

- Click on the “Insert” menu at the top of your Google Docs.
- Choose “Equation” from the dropdown menu.

This will insert a new equation box in your document, where you can type your equation.

## Additional Useful Information

- Once an equation box is inserted, you can use additional shortcuts for specific mathematical symbols or to format the equation.
- Google Docs supports LaTeX commands for equations, enabling more complex mathematical expressions.
- The equation editor in Google Docs is a simple tool and may not support very advanced mathematical functions. For more complex equations, external equation editors might be more suitable.

I hope you found this article helpful. Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

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