Issue 109986 - Export formulas or OLE objects to PNG or other graphic formats
Summary: Export formulas or OLE objects to PNG or other graphic formats
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Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m12
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2010-03-09 20:50 UTC by umbrogenser
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Description umbrogenser 2010-03-09 20:50:51 UTC
I sometimes have use for putting formulas into other programs (such as
inkscape). Using external program to save a piece of the screen does work.
However I cannot get transparent background (alpha channel) to the saved png

I would have god use of being able to export the formulas to PNG, just like
other apps like Geogebra and Inkscape :)

The print feature of Math cannot be used, because a printed copy contains a lot
of white space around the formula. And printer emulators that can produce png
often doesn't make transparent png's anyway.

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2010-03-10 10:19:01 UTC
As a workaround you could copy and paste a formula object into Drawing component
of OOo and then save it as graphic via "File.Export".
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 umbrogenser 2010-03-10 16:13:07 UTC

The workaround described here has two major drawbacks:

1: No alpha channel. Whitespace will also cover other objects if I use this
image in other applications.

2: Even if I select the formula object when I export it in Draw, it doesn't
scale the drawing. That is, the whole canvas is exported, not only the formula

If Draw should be the solution, it should be able to export the same way as
Inkscape. Draw a couple of figures in Inkscape and export it, and that's a
feature I wish into Open Office, especially with Math objects.