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Mathcad Keyboard Shortcuts


Keystroke Commands
Action

Example

Keystroke

Mathcad Help

[F1]

Context sensitive Help

[Shift] [F1]

Calculate worksheet

[Ctrl] [F9]

Calculate region

[F9]

Redefinition warnings
(toggle on and off)

[Ctrl] [Shift] R

Insert text region

["]

Insert math within text


region

[Ctrl] [Shift] A

Addition with line break


operator (within a math
region)

...
+ ...

[Ctrl] [Enter]

Character inside brackets as


in chemistry notation

[]

[Ctrl] [Shift] J

Complex conjugate

_
x

["]

Enter special characters into


math region
Literal subscript

[Ctrl] [Shift] K
x1

Namespace operator

[.]
[Ctrl] [Shift] N

Calculator Toolbar
Operator

Example

Keystroke

Absolute value

|x|

[|]

Definition

x:= 5

[:]

Evaluate numerically

x=5

[=]

Division

x/y

[/]

Multiplication

34

[*]

Inline division

[Ctrl] [/]

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Exponentiation

x2

[^]

Imaginary unit

1i

Parentheses

(3 + 4)

[']

Mixed number

[Ctrl] [Shift] [=]

square root

[\]

nth root

[Ctrl] [\]

pi

[Ctrl] [Shift] P

Boolean Toolbar
Operator

Example

Keystroke

Boolean AND

[Ctrl] [&]

Boolean NOT

[Ctrl] [!]

Boolean OR

[Ctrl] [^]

Boolean XOR

[Ctrl] [%]

Boolean Equals

[Ctrl] [=]

Greater than or equal

[Ctrl] 0

Less than or equal

[Ctrl] 9

Not equal

[Ctrl] 3

Example

Keystroke

Calculus Toolbar
Operator
derivative

[?]

nth derivative

[Ctrl] [?]

Indefinite integral

[Ctrl] I

Definite integral

[&]

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Infinity

[Ctrl] [Shift] Z

Iterated product

[Ctrl] [#]

Iterated product with range


variables

[#]

Left-hand limit

[Ctrl] [Shift] B

Two-sided limit

[Ctrl] L

Right-hand limit

[Ctrl] [Shift] A

Summation

[Ctrl] [$]

Summation with range


variables

[$]

Gradient

[Ctrl] [Shift] G

Evaluation Toolbar
Operator

Example

Keystroke

Custom infix operator

xfy

Custom postfix

xf

Custom prefix

fx

Custom treefix operator

x y

Definition

x := 5

[:]

Evaluation

x=5

[=]

Global definition

x5

[~]

Evaluate symbolically

z5

[Ctrl] [.]

[Ctrl] [Shift] X

Greek Toolbar
Enter Roman, then type [Ctrl] G for Greek.

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Greek

UC

LC

Roman

Alpha

A/a

Beta

B/b

Chi

C/c

Delta

D/d

Epsilon

E/e

Eta

H/h

Gamma

G/g

Iota

I/i

Kappa

K/k

Lambda

L/l

Mu

M/m

Nu

N/n

Omega

W/w

Omicron

O/o

Phi

F/j

Phi(alt.)

Pi

P/p

Psi

Y/y

Rho

R/r

Sigma

S/s

Tau

T/t

Theta

Q/q

Theta (alt.)

Upsilon

U/u

Xi

X/x

Matrix Toolbar
Operator
Insert matrix

Example

Keystroke
[Ctrl] M

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Column

M<1>

[Ctrl] 6

Determinant

|x|

[|]

Vectorize

sin(M)

[Ctrl] [-]

Transpose

MT

[Ctrl] 1

Range variable

1..10

[;]

Cross product

uxv

[Ctrl] 8

Inner (dot) product

uv

[*]

Vector sum

[Ctrl] 4

Insert picture

[Ctrl] T

Programming Toolbar
Operator

Example

Add line

Keystroke
]

break

break

[Ctrl] [{]

continue

continue

[Ctrl] [

for

for i 1..10
Vi i

[Ctrl] ["]

if

[}]

local assignment

[{]

on error

on error

otherwise

[Ctrl] [']
[Ctrl] [}]

return

return

[Ctrl] [|]

while

while

[Ctrl] ]

Example

Keystroke

Symbolic Toolbar
Operator
Evaluate symbolically

[Ctrl] [.]

Symbolic evaluation with


keywords

[Ctrl] [>]

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