Calculate mathematical equations in notes
In Microsoft Office OneNote 2007, you can write down various figures during a meeting, conference, or class, and OneNote can instantly calculate the results for you.
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Perform a simple calculation in your notes

On any page in your notes, place the cursor where you want the result of a calculation to appear.

Type out the mathematical expression that you want OneNote to calculate. For example, type 47+120+768 to calculate the sum of the numbers 47, 120, and 768, or SQRT(3) to calculate the square root of 3.
Notes

Do not use spaces in the expression. Type the numbers, operators, and functions as one single, continuous string of text.

Function codes are not casesensitive. For example, typing SQRT(3)= will yield the same answer as sqrt(3)= or Sqrt(3)=.


Immediately after the expression, type an equals sign (=) and then press SPACEBAR. OneNote calculates and places the answer after the equals sign.
Tip To create a new line after the answer, press ENTER (instead of SPACEBAR) after the equals sign.
Note When the answer appears after the equals sign, you can delete the expression that precedes it. The answer will remain in place. This is useful when you want only the final figure to appear in your notes.
Examples of simple calculations
Below are a few examples of mathematical expressions that OneNote can calculate.

Type $670/12= and then press SPACEBAR to calculate the average monthly sales of a product that creates a total of $670,000 per year in revenue.

Type 14*$39.99= and then press SPACEBAR to calculate the cost of 14 loads of materials at $39.99 a load.

Type sin(30)= and then press SPACEBAR to calculate the sine of a 30degree angle.

Type (6+7) / (4*sqrt(3))= and then press SPACEBAR to calculate the answer to this more complex mathematical equation — (6+7) divided by (4 times the square root of 3).
Supported arithmetic operators
You can use the following arithmetic operators in your calculations.
A rithmetic operator 
Meaning 
Example 
+ (plus sign) 
Addition 
3+3 
– (minus sign) 
Subtraction 
3–1 
* (asterisk) 
Multiplication 
3*3 
X (upper or lowercase x) 
Multiplication 
3x3 
/ (forward slash) 
Division 
3/3 
% (percent sign) 
Percent 
20% 
^ (caret) 
Exponentiation 
3^2 
! (exclamation) 
Factorial computation 
5! 
Supported math and trigonometry functions
You can use the math and trigonometry functions in the following table for your calculations.
Note To calculate a function, type its code (for example, SQRT for square root), and immediately follow it with the number, angle, or variables in parentheses, as shown in the Syntax column.
Function 
Description 
Syntax 
ABS 
Returns the absolute value of a number 
ABS(number) 
ACOS 
Returns the arccosine of a number 
ACOS(number) 
ASIN 
Returns the arcsine of a number 
ASIN(number) 
ATAN 
Returns the arctangent of a number 
ATAN (number) 
COS 
Returns the cosine of a number 
COS(number) 
DEG 
Converts an angle (in radians) to degrees 
DEG(angle) 
LN 
Returns the natural logarithm of a number 
LN(number) 
LOG 
Returns the natural logarithm of a number 
LOG(number) 
LOG2 
Returns the base2 logarithm of a number 
LOG2(number) 
LOG10 
Returns the base10 logarithm of a number 
LOG10(number) 
MOD 
Returns remainder of a division operation 
(number)MOD(number) 
PI 
Returns the value of π as a constant 
PI 
PHI 
Returns the value of φ (the golden ratio) 
PHI 
PMT 
Calculates a loan payment based on a constant 
PMT(rate;nper;pv) 
RAD 
Converts an angle (in degrees) to radians 
RAD(angle) 
SIN 
Returns the sine of the given angle 
SIN(angle) 
SQRT 
Returns a positive square root 
SQRT(number) 
TAN 
Returns the tangent of a number 
TAN(number) 