Issue 20257

Summary: Please provide context menu to put a character above another or make it more accessible
Product: Writer Reporter: netdragon <netdragon>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues
Version: OOo 1.1 RC5   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description netdragon 2003-09-28 01:23:27 UTC
I needed to be able to make an R with a ^ character over it, along with r with a
^ character over it, and t with a ^ character over it (for mean-value method of
linear analysis for circuits). I couldn't figure out how to do it and the Help
files didn't provide me with a clue on how to do it, nor did the context menu.
If its there, it needs to be better documented.



(Imagine that the ^ is in the same character cell)
Comment 1 jack.warchold 2003-09-29 14:26:35 UTC
there are just 3 ways i know to do this

1. call the formel editor and typ-> hat R <-or hat r or any other 
letter you like and you get the letter with a ^ on it 
2 second is just type hat r in your document select this text and 
click on the tool bar -> insert object -> formel editor.

the other way will be by looking for an font with this letters and 
insert this letter as special character

reassigned to jw
Comment 2 netdragon 2003-10-01 07:40:35 UTC
Thanks for the info on the workaround.
Comment 3 netdragon 2003-10-02 19:16:07 UTC
What if you have Cu as in C with u being a subscript? I can't seem to
apply the formulas to this.
Comment 4 netdragon 2003-10-02 19:21:46 UTC
What I meant is it removes the subscript attribute on the u

<offtopic>I also am having trouble moving this object to the beginning
of the line. I can only move it vertically.</offtopic>
Comment 5 netdragon 2003-10-02 19:31:27 UTC
So you don't waste your time, I figured it out:

overline {C sub u} sup  2

But the questions are: 

* Why isn't there a menu to do this quickly?
* Why are superscripts and subscripts lost when going into the formula
editor. Shouldn't they be maintained?
Comment 6 netdragon 2003-10-02 19:51:05 UTC
The issue for carrying over the subscript is obviously for another
bug. I just realized it would probably be handy if A/B were converted
to "A over B" when opening the formula editor. Is there a bug on all this?

Just to clarify since I got a bit off-topic: This bug is about GUI in
the regular context menu for doing some of the most common formula
things automatically, or at least a context menu item that says "Open
formula editor" or something when something is highlighted.
Comment 7 jack.warchold 2003-10-13 12:10:22 UTC
hi netdragon, 
fist: please open a single issue for any bug.
i will set this to enhancement: 
Please provide ability to put a character above another or make it 
more accessible -> Why isn't there a menu to do this quickly? 

please open a issue for the other bugs you mentioned, because will not 
geht a mail if you post this here, after i reassigned this issue

changed issue typ e to ENHANCEMENT 
reassigned to bh
Comment 8 netdragon 2003-10-13 21:04:02 UTC
I'll see how this is handled before filing new bugs because I believe
a generic way of handling this using a context menu entry would
suffice for all issues mentioned if Formula Editor's import works

Select text and:

Context menu -> Hat
                Open in Formula Editor...

Where the selected text would be then placed into the formula method
you selected.
Comment 9 tobiasegg 2004-08-17 15:17:36 UTC
It's also an issue with writing periodic decimals in main text as stated in Bug
23764 for the formula editor.
Comment 10 tobiasegg 2004-08-17 15:19:33 UTC
(Sorry - remove my last comment - I was at the wrong bug.)
Comment 11 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:10:55 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
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Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 12 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:58:33 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 13 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-17 18:38:37 UTC
Duplicate bug

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 7449 ***