Using the Equations Library

By popular request, we recently implemented a LaTeX based Equations library. Lucidchart offers two ways to create mathematical equations: LaTeX and the MathQuill WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor.

LaTeX is a markup language commonly used for mathematics. It turns plain text like a^b into formatted expressions. Lucidchart uses MathJax, which supports most LaTeX math. The MathQuill WYSIWYG editor lets you type LaTeX commands or use the menus, but Lucidchart support of MathQuill is in beta and typically supports only simple expressions.

Here is how to use the Equations Library:

  1. Open the library, by clicking the “Shapes” button.

    More Shapes Button
  2. Check the box next to the Equations library (under Other) and press “Save.”

  3. Drag a basic equation from the Equation library onto the canvas, and make any changes in LaTeX . . .



  1. Click on various symbols in the WYSIWYG (beta) to create an equation without using hot key combinations.