This page provides an unofficial LaTeXlike shortcuts list / cheatsheet for the Google Docs equation editor.
To use these shortcuts, enter them in the equation editor followed by space bar.
If you are looking for special characters or symbols that are not listed here, you can go to Insert → Special characters from the Google Docs toolbar and search by name.
Element  Shortcut 

\alpha


\beta


\gamma


\delta


\epsilon


\varepsilon


\zeta


\eta


\theta


\vartheta


\iota


\kappa


\lambda


\mu


\nu


\xi


\pi


\varpi


\rho


\varrho


\sigma


\varsigma


\tau


\upsilon


\phi


\varphi


\chi


\psi


\omega


\Gamma


\Delta


\Theta


\Lambda


\Xi


\Pi


\Sigma


\Upsilon


\Phi


\Psi


\Omega

Element  Shortcut 

\times


\div


\cdot


\pm


\mp


\ast


\star


\circ


\bullet


\oplus


\ominus


\oslash


\otimes


\odot


\dagger


\ddagger


\vee


\wedge


\cap


\cup


\aleph


\Re


\Im


\top


\bot


\infty


\partial


\forall


\exists


\neg


\triangle


\diamond

Element  Shortcut 

\leq


\geq


\prec


\succ


\preceq


\succeq


\ll


\gg


\equiv


\sim


\simeq


\asymp


\approx


\ne


\subset


\supset


\subseteq


\supseteq


\in


\ni


\notin

Element  Shortcut 

\frac


\sqrt


\rootof


\subsuperscript


\subscript
or
_


\superscript
or
^


\overline


\widehat


\bigcap
or
\bigcapab


\bigcup
or
\bigcupab


\prod
or
\prodab


\coprod
or
\coprodab


\rbracelr


\sbracelr


\bracelr


\abs


\int
or
\intab


\oint
or
\ointab


\sum
or
\sumab


\lim
or
\limab

Element  Shortcut 

\leftarrow


\rightarrow


\leftrightarrow


\Leftarrow


\Rightarrow


\Leftrightarrow


\uparrow


\downarrow


\updownarrow


\Uparrow


\Downarrow


\Updownarrow

Those aren't in the menus, but they work! If anything is missing, feel free to contribute on GitHub.
These unlisted operations allow you to apply a treatment to some text.
Element  Shortcut 

\choose
or
\binom
or
\binomab


\bar 

\hat 

\vec 

\tilde 

\underline 

\dot 

\ddot 

\max , \maxa 

\min or \mina 

\lima 

\liminfa 

\liminfab 

\limsupa 

\limsupab 
These unlisted shortcuts render specific symbols.
Element  Shortcut 

\angle 

\hbar 

\vdots 

\cdots 

\ldots 

∇  \nabla 
⊢  \vdash 
∥  \parallel 
∝  \propto 
These unlisted shortcuts apply a special treatment to some mathematical keywords, rendering them in normal font instead of the default italics.
Element  Shortcut 

log 
\log

ln 
\ln

exp 
\exp

Trigonometry functions 
\sin , \arcsin , \cos ,
\arccos , \tan , \arctan ,
\csc , \sec , \cot ,
\tanh , \cosh , \sinh ,
\coth

Other keywords 
\lg , \inf , \dim ,
\Pr , \hom , \sup ,
\arg , \deg , \gcd ,
\det , \ker
