# Inserting Matrices Without Brackets

A matrix without brackets like the one shown below is just a different type of matrix in hypatia. It can be inserted through the drop down symbol search menu or by changing a the type of an existing matrix.

The bracket-less matrix can be inserted using the symbol search menu. First, position your text cursor to where you would like to insert the matrix and then press the `\`

key. In the search bar, search for `matrix`

and the matrix with no brackets should be the first result as shown below.

Alternatively, a matrix can be inserted by selecting any matrix choice from the Matrix Menu ( ). With the text cursor inside the matrix, a small, round, blue button with two arrows should show up on the left hand side of the editor window as shown below ( ). This button is used to swap the matrix type. Pressing this button will bring up a search menu where the bracket-less matrix can be found either by scrolling or by searching `matrix`

as shown below.