Use keyboard shortcuts (such as CTRL+/ for fractions) to insert fillable typeset expressions:
(Click a box to highlight and fill it or press TAB to move among the boxes.)
This is a simple way to enter exponents (CTRL+6), subscripts (CTRL+-) and other common expressions.
Pressing the ESC key in a notebook generates the
symbol for keyboard shortcuts of the form
(often notated ESCaliasESC in documentation).
Type the correct alias, and the expression changes when the closing
(The alias for “partial derivative” is “pd”.)
Sums, integrals and other high-level expressions are generated this way:
(The alias for “definite integral” is “dintt”.)
Many Greek letters and other special characters also use this form.
From a desktop notebook, you can select the “Basic Math Assistant” from the Palettes Menu for an overview of available typeset forms.
Clicking a palette button inserts a fillable expression at your cursor’s position: