Mathematics
To add mathematics, such as equations, use one of the math editors. There are two available in Paligo:

Free builtin math editor based on MathQuill

MathType. This is provides more advanced mathematical features but requires a Wiris MathType subscription.
The following sections explain how to choose which math editor to use, and how to access each editor.
Paligo's builtin editor, based on MathQuill, is the default math editor. It is free to use and you can use it to create simple equations. If you need to use more complex equations, you can use the MathType editor instead, although this does require a Wiris MathType subscription.
To choose which math editor to use:

Edit a topic.

Select the Editor Settings icon (cog).

Select the Editing tab.

Scroll down to the MathType Editor section.

Choose the math editor you want to use for this topic:

Check the Use the MathType editor for editing math expressions box if you want to use MathType

Clear the Use the MathType editor for editing math expressions box if you want to use Paligo's builtin math editor.


Select Save Settings to confirm your choices.
Note
The MathType editor is backwardscompatible with the builtin editor, so you can switch between them if needed.
The builtin math editor is a customized version of MathQuill. It has less features than the MathType editor, but is free to use in Paligo.
The builtin math editor is enabled by default. To use it:

Edit a topic and use the element context menu to add an
equation
element or aninlineequation
element.To access the element context menu, press Alt and Enter (Windows) or Option ⌥ and Enter (Mac).

When you have added an equation element or inlineequation element, doubleclick it to display the math editor.
Note
If you see a more complex math editor, then the MathType editor is enabled for your topic. This is a more complex editor and if you have a subscription, you can use that instead. If you do not have a subscription, you can set your topic to use the builtin editor.

Use the math editor's features to create the equation.
The editor is based on MathQuill, and you use simple commands to write your expressions. For example,
\sqrt
to type a square root.Type a space after each "backslash command".
You can enter some commands, such as fraction and multiplication, by using commonly used keys, such as
/
and*
. The editor will generate proper math display of these.Below are some examples of commands you can use.
Tip
For a more complete list of commands, see this web site: List of math commands
There are also many videos on YouTube showing the basics of these commands: YouTube introduction videos for compatible math commands
Note
Note that if you are going to publish to help desk, you cannot use math expressions there, as the HTML tags are not allowed on those platforms. You may then have to make a special version of that content for publishing there.

Select Insert to add your mathematic equation to your content.

Repeat this process for each equation that you need.

Select Save.
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To use the MathType editor, you need:

A Wiris MathType subscription

To provide Wiris MathType with the URL of your Paligo instance. They need this to set up the integration with Paligo in their system.

To enable the MathType editor in Paligo (see Choose a Math Editor).
When these things are in place and Wiris have confirmed that they have set up the integration, you can use the MathType editor.
Note
You cannot use the MathType editor until Wiris have set up the integration for you.
To use MathType:

Edit a topic and use the element context menu to add an
equation
element or aninlineequation
element.To access the element context menu, press Alt and Enter (Windows) or Option ⌥ and Enter (Mac).

When you have added an equation element or inlineequation element, doubleclick it to display the MathType editor.

Use the MathType editor to create the equation you need and select Insert to add it to your Paligo topic.
To learn how to use the MathType editor, see the official MathType documentation.

Select Save.