Some people can see mathematical equations in their head and can write down just the basic figures they need to bring the answer into focus or just the answer itself. Tesla the inventor of radio technology was able to do complex calculus in his head and was given a failing grade in school because he couldn’t work it out any other way i.e. on paper.
These days many people have been shown to be visual and they do need to actually see the task on paper or on a computer screen in order to gain a comprehensive grasp of the equation and in order to render the answer in an accurate way. Thanks to the Microsoft Wysiwyg Equation Editor, this is now significantly easier to accomplish.
The Wysiwyg Equation Editor is designed and included with all Microsoft Office 2007 and higher suites and is designed as a wysiwyg editor (what you see is what you get) that allows people the ability to generate calculations in a very visual way. It is a real time calculator as well as a graphical tool that can be used for many other applications as well.
For example, if you are creating an equation, you may move the equation to another application by using the XML markup language which is included in the control. The control may additionally be embedded by using an OLE embedded object feature on supported applications.
This means it is a dynamic editor which can be of use for a wide range of mathematics applications in addition to working with programs for generating a calculation formula of something dependent on this to function, thereby adding functionality to the program that would otherwise have taken more coding to complete it.
An important application that I have seen for this WYSIWYG Equation Editor is in formulation sciences and chemistry. This allows the user to build and save their equations in pretty much the same sort of way you would write them out on a school room chalk board, then turning the board over to save the equation while you work on another one.
Using this format it is possible to save your work digitally and then port it to programs and even export it to a website page if you want. In essence it is an advanced visual calculator with built-in extra functions.