## Learn how to add and format equations in your instructions.

With Cadmus, you can add equations to your instructions using the formatting toolbar. Your students will have access to the same options when creating their submissions.

This article covers:

### Inserting equations

Equations can be added in two formats — as a block equation (centred on a new line) or as an inline equation (embedded within a paragraph). Regardless of the style you choose, you can create and edit equations in the same way.

**TIP**! Break up long equations by inserting multiple equations on new lines.

**To insert an equation**

- Click the
**Equation**icon in the Formatting Toolbar. - Select
**Block**or**Inline**equation. - Type in your equation using the on-screen keyboard or computer keyboard.
- You can also input your equation using LaTeX, by toggling on
**Show LaTeX**and typing in the LaTeX field. - When you’re finished, click the purple
*Insert*button in the bottom-right corner of the on-screen keyboard. - If you need to edit the equation, simply click on it to bring up the on-screen keyboard again.

**TIP**! Can’t find the symbols you need on the on-screen keyboard? Learn how to add advanced equations*.*

### Adding references

You can easily refer to equations within your instructions by adding a reference to a block equation.

**To add a reference to your block equation**

- Outside of the equations editor, click the
*Options*●●● in the top-right corner of the block equations. - Click
**Add reference**. - Type your reference in the text field.
- You can edit the reference in the same way.

### Formatting equations

In Cadmus, you can edit the text colour or background of an equation. If you'd like to add bold or italics to your equations, refer to this Help Doc.

**To change the text or highlight colour**

- Select the text you would like to format within the equations keyboard editor.
- Click the
**A**icon for text colour or**pen**icon for highlighting. - Select a colour to change the text colour.

### Deleting equations

If you need to remove a block equation, you can do this by following the steps below.

**To delete a block equation**

- Outside of the equations editor, click the 3 dots ●●● in the top-right corner of the block equations.
- Click
**Delete**to remove the block equation.