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Add mathematical formulae

Last updated: 24 January 2019


This article will take you through how to use an online equation editor to create mathematical equations that will be drawn in VideoScribe.


There is an image folder called ‘Education: Maths’ in the VideoScribe image library but for advanced mathematical equations you will need an equation editor that will save as an image. We use Codecogs Equation Editor but there are others available.

Method 1. Import equation as an image file

Step 1. Create an equation.
Choose ‘(20pt) Huge’ as the text size (A), ‘300’ as the output resolution (B) and ‘png’ as the image format (C).

Step 2. Download the equation as a PNG file.

Step 3. Import the image into VideoScribe as a PNG or convert to an SVG using the instructions in the help article Write with non-Western text characters.


Method 2. Use a third party application.

A member of the VideoScribe user community has created an application specifically for creating mathematical formulae as SVG images that draw well in VideoScribe. The application supports LaTeX input and is available for Windows only. A link to this application can be found in the forum thread entitled EquationSVGEditor on the VideoScribe community forum.

Disclaimer: We like this software, and it has performed well during ordinary use, but we have not undertaken any in-depth testing and we have not checked it for the presence of malware or any potentially harmful behaviour, so you download and use it at your own risk and we do not accept any liability for any loss or damage it may cause.


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