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Now let's try a bit of math. (See the Insert menu to guess how I did the footnote!) Simply click on Insert->Math->Inline formula. | |

This inserts a small blue box which will contain the formula. | |

Start typing. To get a superscript, press "^" (a subscript is "_"); this raises the level of the box to inform you that you're in a superscript. | |

To get a Greek letter (in this case, "pi"), click on Insert->Math->Math Panel, | |

then chose Greek from the "Symbols" choice, | |

then finally on pi. Voilà, pi. Of course, there are *much* faster ways of doing this, like "\pi", but keyboard shortcuts and TeX commands are a whole other tutorial! | |

Let's finish this off and see how it looks. | | |

You can insert other stuff via the panel, via Insert->Math or directly via commands. Have a look at the result. The LyX screenshot shows the optional preview-latex wysiwyg mode. | | |

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