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How to Incorporate Mathematical Formulas in InDesign

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Sep 12, 2024
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I will have to incorporate the attached formula into an InDesign document. Is there a fairly easy way to "set" such a formula directly in the program? I'm using the Garamond Premier fonts. If necessary I'll just put it in as art (probably the simplest method).

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Do you have WORD installed in your system?

How many of those do you have to insert?

Or try this:

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Only two to insert, fortunately. I have Microsoft Word. That's where the equation was created.

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Thank you. I may just use this as a piece of art. This is the only equation to be inserted.

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Please do. That's why I uploaded it.

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If you have Pages you can enter formulas using LaTeX. Export as RTF. When you try to place the RTF file you will discover it is a folder with PDF files inside. Place the PDF files.

The code for your formula is: x=-\frac{7}{2}\pm \frac{1}{2}i\sqrt{\frac{445}{3}}

It looks like this in Pages and when placed in InDesign:

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Thanks very much!

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Happily I only have to do this once the bluest of moons, but it's good to know how.

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