Issue 20739 - Can't add percent symbol (%) to formula
Summary: Can't add percent symbol (%) to formula
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-10-06 06:43 UTC by gyaroslav
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description gyaroslav 2003-10-06 06:43:59 UTC
If i'm write % in formula it's dont displayed in OLE window in document. It's 
should be bug, I know.
Maybe it happens because parser thinking i'm trying to write special symbol 
(keyword)  or comment. I'm surf out a help system and don't found how i can 
write percent symbols in my formulas. Where is should be some control keyword 
like "%percent" to show percent in formula.
Comment 1 askoning 2003-10-06 09:14:40 UTC
Confirmed in 1.1/Linux and changed priority to P3.

Workaround (and perhaps fix?):
- Tools > Catalog
- choose Special, click Edit
- in the Symbol box, enter 'percent' (or 'pct', or whatever you want),
without the quotes
- in the grid, select the percentage sign (top row)
- click Add, OK, Close

you can now use %percent (%pct, ...) to enter the % sign.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2003-10-06 21:55:26 UTC
Put it into quotation marks. Example 15"%"=0.15
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2003-10-16 10:43:16 UTC
As Regina mentioned, use the quotes for this.

MRU->TL: Would be a "nice to have", if the parser could recognize
expressions like 10% by itself (more intuitive than 10"%"). So please
implement for successor of OO 2.0.
Comment 4 gyaroslav 2003-10-17 06:45:24 UTC
If i'm use 15"%" then the 15 will be in italic style and percent sign 
will be in normal style. It is logical error. If I'm use 
Special>Edit>Symbol box, enter 'percent' than all works fine. How not 
advanced people should do such things? Can you place a percent sign 
on palette and place %percent keyword than user press this?
Comment 5 thomas.lange 2003-10-17 15:10:19 UTC