Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||no way of entering formulas in Impress that flow with the text|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||elish, issues, rb.henschel|
|Version:||OOo 3.0 RC2||Keywords:||oooqa|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0-dev|
Description ats0j8_openoffice 2008-09-28 18:28:29 UTC
When entering formulas in Impress, the only way to enter them is as objects separate from text. Many slides that use formulas require formulas that flow with the text (inline formulas). OpenOffice Writer supports this, but OpenOffice Impress does not. This is a major nuisance and makes OpenOffice extremely tedious for presentations involving mathematical formulas. Many people in the sciences use LaTeX for the simple reason that formulas in Impress are still such a pain. (I searched the issue tracker and couldn't find an existing issue filed on this. I'm amazed that there isn't one; this is such a fundamental problem with Impress, and so many people are struggling with it.)
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2008-09-28 19:14:17 UTC
Are you sure you need a new enhancement request? It is more effective to focus on few requests and collect high votes for them. Please have a look at issue 22309.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2008-09-28 19:17:45 UTC
Workaround: Use a writer document with customized page size and insert it as OLE in impress. If you do not embed it, but link to it, you can edit the formula if you open it in writer.
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2008-09-29 08:12:04 UTC
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-25 13:16:51 UTC
Confirmed with AOO410m17(Build:9763) - Rev. 1586584 2014-04-11 09:13 - Linux x86_64 Debian