Typora supports rendering normal mathematics using Tex/LaTeX syntax. The rendering process is processed by MathJax.

**Table of Contents**

- Math Block (Display Math)
- Inline Math
- TeX Commands available in Typora
- Chemistry Expressions
- Cross Reference
- Auto Numbering
- Troubleshooting
- Limitations

Math blocks are LaTeX expressions wrapped by `$$`

mark and line break, for example:

```
$$
\begin{align*}
y = y(x,t) &= A e^{i\theta} \\
&= A (\cos \theta + i \sin \theta) \\
&= A (\cos(kx - \omega t) + i \sin(kx - \omega t)) \\
&= A\cos(kx - \omega t) + i A\sin(kx - \omega t) \\
&= A\cos \Big(\frac{2\pi}{\lambda}x - \frac{2\pi v}{\lambda} t \Big) + i A\sin \Big(\frac{2\pi}{\lambda}x - \frac{2\pi v}{\lambda} t \Big) \\
&= A\cos \frac{2\pi}{\lambda} (x - v t) + i A\sin \frac{2\pi}{\lambda} (x - v t)
\end{align*}
$$
```

will be rendered as

\[\begin{align*} y = y(x,t) &= A e^{i\theta} \\ &= A (\cos \theta + i \sin \theta) \\ &= A (\cos(kx - \omega t) + i \sin(kx - \omega t)) \\ &= A\cos(kx - \omega t) + i A\sin(kx - \omega t) \\ &= A\cos \Big(\frac{2\pi}{\lambda}x - \frac{2\pi v}{\lambda} t \Big) + i A\sin \Big(\frac{2\pi}{\lambda}x - \frac{2\pi v}{\lambda} t \Big) \\ &= A\cos \frac{2\pi}{\lambda} (x - v t) + i A\sin \frac{2\pi}{\lambda} (x - v t) \end{align*}\]In typora, you could just press `$$`

and `Return`

key to input a math block, in input mode, use Up/Down arrow key or `Command`

/`Ctrl`

+ `Return`

key to finish editing, or just click the ✓ button, or somewhere else.

First of all, please enable **inline math** feature from preferences panels -> *Markdown* section. Preferences panel can be opened From menu bar: `File`

-> `Preferences...`

, or use shortcut key — `command`

/`ctrl`

+ `,`

. This setting will be applied after Typora restarts.

Inline math use syntax like this `$<Math Expressions>$`

, e.g: `$f = \frac{2 \pi}{T}$`

.

You could find the all supported TeX commands in http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/input/tex/macros/index.html.

You could add new commands using `\def`

or`\newcommand`

. For example:

```
$$
\def\bold#1
\bold{this\ is\ now\ bold}
$$
```

Typora has the built-in mhchem extension, which can be used to render Chemistry Expressions, you could use like this:

```
$\ce{CH4 + 2 $\left( \ce{O2 + 79/21 N2} \right)$}$
```

Which will be rendered as

For more details, please refer https://mhchem.github.io/MathJax-mhchem/.

Typora supports TeX-style reference syntax, for example:

```
Here is a labeled equation:
$$
x+1\over\sqrt{1-x^2}\label{ref1}\tag{1}
$$
This is a reference : $\ref{ref1}$
```

Typora supports auto-numbering math blocks. To turn on this feature, please open preferences panel, and enable “Auto Numbering Math Equations” under the “Markdown” section.

When Math rendering goes wrong, like output math too wild/narrow, or equation numbering becomes incorrect, you can trigger force refresh for all math from the `Edit`

→ `Math Tools`

menu.

Starting from v0.11.0, Typora upgraded to MathJax v3, which does not support line break using `\\`

or `\newline`

in MathJax v2, the behavior is same with LaTeX, unless you put them in a `\displaylines{}`

enviroment, for example:

```
\displaylines{x+y\\y+z}
```

So you could use `\displaylines`

as a workaround.

From v0.11.1, Typora provides a new option “Apply Line Break at \\” under `Preferences Panel`

→ `Markdown`

→ `Math`

. By enabling it, typora will auto wrap your math content with `\displaylines`

if your content contains `\\`

or `\newline`

to achieve the same behavior as previous versions. But it may bring some unexpected issues, so if you met any math issues after enabled it, please try disable the option, and report to us, if it is the cause.

Use `\displaylines`

instead of enabling “Apply Line Break at \\” is recommended for adding line breaks in math.

- MathJax supports a limited subsets of all LaTeX commands (references: http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/input/tex/macros/index.html).
- Not all export formats support math, and some commands/features of math/LaTeX would become unavailable after export.