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Dropbox Paper + LaTeX equations (math environment)

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Dropbox Paper + LaTeX equations (math environment)

Hello!

I just received an invite to use Dropbox Paper and I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that you guys have inserted the LaTeX support on it! By simply typing $$ I can write Math equations. As a Math teacher, I am very pleased right now!

 

I do have one question though: Since most of the exercises I elaborate have multiple lines on their solution (in which I use align or equation), I cannot type for example

 

\begin{align*}
\lim_{x \to 0} \frac{x^2}{1-cos(x)} &= \lim_{x \to 0} \cancelto{0/0}{\frac{x^2}{1-cos(x)}} \\
&= \stackrel{L'H}{=} \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{[x^2]'}{[1-cos(x)]'}\\
&= \lim_{x \to 0} \cancelto{0/0}{\frac{2x}{sin(x)}} \\
&\stackrel{L'H}{=} \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{[2x]'}{[sin(x)]'} \\
&= \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{2}{cos(x)} \\
&= 2
\end{align*}

 

Is there a way to do that? Or was that feature not built inside Dropbox Paper?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Dropbox Paper + LaTeX equations (math environment)

Hi there,

 

Thanks for posting on Dropbox Forum!

 

We're so happy that you're excited for the new LaTeX feature. slightly smiling face 

 

Please have a look at this link https://khan.github.io/KaTeX/. It may help address your question.

 

Thank you,

Vivian

 

 

 

 



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Level 2

Re: Dropbox Paper + LaTeX equations (math environment)

Hi Vivian, how are you?

 

I am not ure how this link would be helpful. I understand that KaTeX is a solution for browsers but, what I am asking is about the possibility of typing multiline, robust LaTeX equations on Dropbox Paper.

 

Best Regards.

Level 4

Re: Dropbox Paper + LaTeX equations (math environment)

Using the aligned (\begin{aligned}) environment would render the equation itself multiline with proper aligning around the &= but I'm not sure if it's possible to enter line breaks in the code for the equation (which means it would quickly become very unreadable). There's also this not-terribly-up-to-date list of functions that KaTeX supports.

Level 2

Re: Dropbox Paper + LaTeX equations (math environment)

Thank you Nielz, I believe that the bottom line, as you said, is that there is no way to break a line.

Best Regards!