Issue 45116 - Suggestions for Inline-Math
Summary: Suggestions for Inline-Math
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 94699 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-03-15 19:25 UTC by movgp0
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description movgp0 2005-03-15 19:25:34 UTC
I'm new to OpenOffice because I wantet to use it for some technical
documentation. This needs a very lot of math - so that MsWord is not the first

My feedback applies to "Word processor" and "Formula editor" - but I could
choose only one of them, and I'm not familar with the code-behind - sry.

I've got the following Problems:
(1) there is to much space preserved around Math - if u want to write a dot as
the end of the sentence right after some math it's awful.
(2) no default keys to start writing some math like "Ctrl+M" in Writer
(3) The presentation of the math is awful drawn - solve Issure 24256 and support
Math in a native way handling Math as Text with a special formating rather than
as a rightangular-object (forget your'e OLE intensions and try Firefox and/or
Avalon); provide some Interfaces to do so; 
This means that you should be able to make:
(3.1) Automatical Line-Brakes within Formulas, when the end-of-page is reached
(3.2) Format the Math with the same Style as the text around it
(3.3) pretty looking formatting rather than "low-res-moire-effect-bitmaps"
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-03-16 08:14:40 UTC
reassigned to requirements
Comment 2 owqcd 2007-10-26 22:20:34 UTC
My opinion :

- I also think that the default space around mathematical formulas should be 0
(I know this can be changed in the style setting)

- I also would like an inline solution for typing small formulas. Something like
the $...$ of latex would be perfect ! (it's quicker to type than Ctrl-M)
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2008-10-06 20:16:44 UTC
*** Issue 94699 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 macias 2008-10-06 21:32:59 UTC
IMHO my report is not a duplicate, so just in case:
ability to change math spacing from writer level

so user could just sitting in writer:
a) select some math objects and change spacing for them
b) change spacing for all math object (current and future) in current document
c) could change spacing without starting math module

Currently you can only change spacing of the math object (single one) by 
entering it and configuring spacing from math module. It is very tiresome.