Issue 46858 - Formulæ in Impress should accept styles and be able to be anchored
Summary: Formulæ in Impress should accept styles and be able to be anchored
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.4
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2005-04-06 16:57 UTC by kaimikael
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description kaimikael 2005-04-06 16:57:58 UTC
A formula inserted into an Impress document takes no notice of the surrounding type size.  I e, 
typically you will have something like 32 point text on a slide and then you get a 10-point (or 
something very small anyway) formula.  I have tried various ways to get the formula set in 32-point, but 
Format->Character… does not seem to make any difference; using size 32 in the formula itself makes 
it disappear(!).
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-04-07 08:22:56 UTC
I had a look at this and found that in the edit mode of the formula OLE
(doubleclick it)you can select Format/Fontsize  to chnage the fontsize used in
the formula. Isn't this working for you?
Comment 2 kaimikael 2005-04-07 08:52:22 UTC
After a while I got it to work.  It turns out that you have to write 
size 32{x}
to get a large x (not indicated by the inserted template).  If you write 
size 32 x
the formula box just disappears when you exit the formula editor.
Still, this is the wrong way to go about matters - should I for some reason change the font size of the 
slide text, the formulæ all have to be individually adjusted to the new size, this is clearly undesirable.

A separate issue, but even more annoying: it seems the formula is completely independent of the rest 
of the slide text, it just gets created right in the middle of the slide and then has to be manually moved 
around and space for it created where it should be in the text.  This also requires me to manually adjust 
things should I change even a single character in the surrounding text.
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2005-04-07 09:59:25 UTC
Whats with Format/Fontsize? 
Applying styles to OLE objects would be a new feature. As well as anchoring OLEs
in text paragraphs. This is implemented in writer but not in impress draw.
If there are no problems with changing the fontsize I think I have to close this
or change the summary and convert it to an enhancement.
Comment 4 kaimikael 2005-04-07 11:41:43 UTC
Using Format->Fontsize… gives the same effect as size <?> <?>, doesn't it?

Anyway, I still think this is not the right way to do things, so please change this issue to a request for 
enhancement rather than closing it outright.
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2005-04-07 12:02:39 UTC
Summary changed. Reassigned.
Comment 6 flibby05 2005-04-21 17:10:16 UTC
defect -> enhancement
Comment 7 aschweer 2006-03-14 18:15:58 UTC
Even though it is possible to change the font size manually, in my opinion this
should be set to sensible defaults. If the document's text font is set to 18pt
Verdana, it creates unnecessary work for the user to have the default formula
font at 12pt Times New Roman (for example). This is especially bothersome when
changing the document's text font *after* inserting a number of formulas -- the
user would then have to go through the whole document and manually adjust font/size.

This issue is related to 63181.

For anchoring formulas in Impress, see issue 22309, btw.
Comment 8 ggs 2006-11-16 21:47:29 UTC
*** Issue 46858 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 9 troodon 2007-12-04 14:29:07 UTC
See also issue 5092, issue 12885 and issue 42119 (for Writer, but related to
this one - styles for OLE objects).