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I read a similar question on the Google Docs Help forums, but if I copy an equation that contains a symbol without using an image (such as the ∈ symbol), the symbol goes away in the presentation. Is there a way I can create equations in a presentation and/or get an equation that I made in a document out and put it into a presentation without losing any formatting and without using an image?

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I have just tested this in a Google Presentation Document by copying the symbol in your question. It displays fine in design and when I click Start Presentation ? –  Barry Feb 1 '11 at 16:49
    
I've seen this disappear when I copy/paste from (some) other sources. (Clearly, though, it worked for Barry.) Does this happen is you use a keyboard shortcut to type the symbol? Maybe a link to a sample doc showing the error would be useful. –  Joel H Apr 22 '11 at 18:19
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There does not seem to be a way to do this. I have tried

  • Cmd+C
  • Dragging from one window to the next

I assume these ways work pre-Google's new layout.

And only fonts (not symbols such as omega) are recognized by the presentation when transferring.

There symbols don't transfer

There is a lot of JS/CSS/HTML magic going on in there

example of equation

<span class="cmsy10">Â</span>

As seen above, the symbols differ.

I am not sure why it isn't priority for them as an equation editor has been requested for a while

Google guy saying things will be bumped in 2009

https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!category-topic/docs/importing--exporting/VwzZaQR01pI

The ugly workaround would be to download as a .doc re-upload to Google Docs, and let all equations be converted to images now you can share the web clipboard.

Share the board

And into the presentation

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greek letters work if you use the Alt key stroke shortcut (the numLock must be on and you have to use the keypad, not numbers above letters). So for example

Alt+224 = the lowercase alpha letter Alt+225 = the lowercase beta letter Alt+7 = bullet Alt+24 = up arrow A;t+25 = down arrow

you can find a list of all of these by searching "ascii alt codes", returns links such as below

http://www.alt-codes.net/

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