Specific Type of Program

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  1. mynameismatt89 macrumors 6502

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    Hey

    I'm looking for a free program to use when taking notes in class. I have microsoft word for mac but am looking for something that will let me do math and physics stuff such as equations, and will let me draw diagrams. Is there a program specifically designed for doing this? I know word has a draw tool but i need something a little better than this and something that will show (for instance) a fraction with a number over top of another number, rather than actually typing x/y.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Word has an Equation Editor, but it's an optional install...if you don't have it, you'll have to go back to your install discs and find it.

    LaTeX is a popular system that handles formulas and equations very well. There are various incarnations of this for OS X, but I don't know enough about them to recommend a specific one.
     
  3. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ohh so it seems i do have the equation editor. thanks alot

    anything i can do for diagrams... besides a mac equivelant of windows' paint?
     
  4. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh, also, what can i use on word to make small notes... kind of like a sticky note. i tried the comment box thing, but it is no good.
     

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