Tool for Creating Calculus Expressions

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I read the forum rules regarding posting strictly in the format laid out; I hope this is a legitimate post. Thanks for understanding!

Homework Statement



As a Calculus II student in high school, I have been in increasing need of a means to create calculus expressions that can be emailed or manipulated digitally.

Would any of you experienced forum members have any suggestions for me?

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Free, online or downloadable, calculus expression-maker tool.

The Attempt at a Solution



I've searched online for Latex editors, as I've heard that these are used for this purpose. However, I was unable to find a free solution. I've tried to scan handwritten expressions, but this process takes too long and the resulting JPG is hard to manage once I get it onto the computer.

I also thought of Wolfram Alpha, but was unable to use it to make custom expressions.

P.S. I just noticed your "Quick Symbols" box; what tool is this based on?
 
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The symbols in these forums are based on TeX. There are many versions of TeX, some including editors. You might try LyX. Just google it. Another option is Miktex.
 
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Thanks, guys!

The links spamiam provided helped me understand what TeX and LaTex are - something I didn't know before. I followed LCKurtz's advice and googled Lyx. I'm downloading it now from Lyx.org as it seems to be exactly what I want - an easy-to-understand processor similar to Word except it is free and designed to handle mathematical expressions and other complex typesetting.
 

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