Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Math Formula recognition from regular text|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||elish, hchiper, issues, jes, laurent.zmn|
|Version:||OOo 2.0 Beta|
|Issue Type:||FEATURE||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0-dev|
Description jkarcz 2005-07-20 22:55:48 UTC
Currently inserting an equation takes many steps, and placing equations properly in text is difficult. I think a big improvement would be to allow the direct conversion of text into an inline equation. The steps would be: 1. Write some text in, say, a list. Among the writted text is markup for an equation. 2. Highlight the equation markup 3. Execute, either from the menus or from a keyboard shortcut, a "Convert to Equation" command. The result should be an in-line equation, embedded properly at the correct position in the text, with a size, color, etc. appropriate for the current text style. A few of us have been trying to prepare equation-heavy presentations using Impress, and we think it's very close to being easily usable. The equations look good, and the command set is so close to latex that it is easy for people to learn. The only impediment is that entering equations currently takes far too many key/mouse strokes compared to TeX, in which only dollar signs ($) on either side of an equation are necessary. Allowing conversion of highlighted text into an inline equation would significantly reduce the amount of work necessary to produce equation-heavy slides. (Sorry if this is a duplicate... I haven't been able to find a similar bug report / RFE.) Thanks for the good work!
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-07-21 07:50:12 UTC
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:21:36 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' 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: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-21 18:45:56 UTC
Confirmed with AOO410m17(Build:9763) - Rev. 1586584 2014-04-11 09:13 - Linux x86_64 Debian
Comment 4 oooforum (fr) 2015-03-25 14:23:36 UTC
*** Issue 126204 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 Joe Smith 2015-04-02 15:02:29 UTC
This is already (mostly) possible: Enter the formula markup, select it, menu: Insert > Object > Formula. The selected markup is converted to the embedded formula object without starting the OOMath UI. A menu shortcut allows this to be done from the keyboard. For the English menus: Alt+iof It would be nice if this could be assigned to a direct shortcut key/combo.
Comment 6 laurentz 2015-05-02 08:11:08 UTC
Thanks for your reply, Joe. But I was not asking how to insert a formula into a presentation. Instead, I was asking if it is possible to anchor a formula as a character (in the same way it is possible within Writer). Presently, it seems the only possibility is to have formulae anchored to the page, with many layout problems as a consequence (see the sample file I provided).