# How do I write chemical formulas in EP Studio?

There are two ways to format chemical formulas in EP Studio: using regular text with subscript and superscript or using LaTeX.

**In this Article**:

### Method 1: Using regular text

Open a slide and insert a text component. Type the chemical symbols in and use the drop down menu to insert superscript and subscripts where necessary.

To insert symbols such as arrows, select the ‘Equation’ function and then select the relevant symbols from the ‘Symbols’ drop down menu.

### Method 2: Using LaTeX

Open a slide and insert a text component. Type the chemical symbols in and use the drop down menu to insert superscript and subscripts where necessary. To insert symbols such as arrows, select the ‘Equation’ function and then select the relevant symbols from the ‘Symbols’ drop down menu.

Text | \text |

Bold text | \textbf |

Bold numbers | \bm |

Bold and coloured text/numbers | \color{#HEXCODE}\bf |

### Further Reading

To see a greater range of symbols and functions that are supported in LaTeX, please take a look here.