Script Summary: Adds a $$ keyboard short-cut to insert a new equation. Currently Google Chrome only. tested v14+
Adds a $$ keyboard short-cut to insert a new equation. Currently Chrome only. developed on v16, however I made some changes to make it work on current stable, which is v14
WARNING: this script is based on some observations of the code that has been compiled under closure compiler for google. Hence it is pretty fragile, if your google docs acts funny, or you get odd behaviour, please disable the script and send me details of your platform and I will see if I can fix it to work on your combo.
In Google Docs there is a simple latex based equation editor which can be used to insert formula into the documents.
Currently there is no keyboard short-cut to initiate this functionality, and no shortcut editor in docs to allow you to configure one. This plugin introduces a "$$" dollar-dollar short cut phrase which initiates a new equation. The choice of $$ was inspired by examples such as MathJax on statsexchange.com;