Please add a more simple faster way to type and insert correctly formatted math equations
OneNote 2016 has the math equation menu but the OneNote app lacks this functionality. The new app allows you to select an equation you type or write but it doesn't always work right. If you type an equation, it looks like "sqrt(4)^2" until you hit the math button and formats it on that menu. It unfortunately doesn't give you the option to replace it with the formatted text.
This would help me a lot at taking notes in Calculus 1 and 2.
We are happy to let you know that we have started to roll out Equation Tools feature to OneNote for Windows 10. The feature will be available to everyone in the next couple of weeks. Read more at this link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-equations-in-onenote-using-equation-tools-2c19d141-a97c-478a-98c3-ce388f7b6032
I have been testing this function extensively (I am beta tester). It is a great improvement but it still has some errors. The "structures" section of the "recent" tab has a bug that adds strange numbers (usually 60 or 100) in front of the mathematical structure. On the other hand, the design as a side menu, added to the side navigation menu, leaves me almost no space to see the onenote page (I have a surface pro 4). I perceive a great effort on your part to keep the upper panel as clean and minimalist as possible, but I think that in the case of the equations it should go there (similar to the drawing tab, but more "wide"). In Word I can write functions much faster, since there is more space, and I can search for symbols and structures more quickly without having to change tabs; and at the same time, I can see the sheet. Tank you!
Guanxiong Zhang commented
This is one of the key reasons why I haven't switched from OneNote 2016 to OneNote Windows 10. I often need to insert complex math equations and the OneNote Windows 10 just won't work. I don't have a Surface or other pad device where I can use a pen to write things down. With a laptop, I can't type a complex equation in OneNote Windows 10 and covert it to be the right equation. Highly look forward to seeing this feature added in OneNote Windows 10.
Ayaka Sheehan commented
I completely agree, this is a crippling absence in the OneNote Windows 10 App.
In OneNote 2016, you can go to Insert > Equations and have an excellent editor.
Or Insert > Symbols and choose from accented letters, Greek letters, math/science/currency symbols, etc.
For any people in STEM, being able to edit our own equations is key. For any people using a language other than English, being able to insert accented letters is key. For people talking about currency, the weather, or units like micrometers or Ohms, symbols are necessary.
When will this feature be added?
Haydn Campbell Nicholas Hill commented
Add to one note schooling app a feature of a scientific calculator and also a manual to use one note.0 and a tutorial select button feature and a problem solving logic suggestion app
Iris Boom commented
I am a student and often take notes on OneNote for everything from English to Algebra! I find that OneNote is better than any other note-taking app for me, but I cannot write down equations OR use the math feature on the app. It would really help it this was fixed. Please upvote if you agree!