Issue 93025 - Text formating in Equation Editor improvement: GUI as in regular text window
Summary: Text formating in Equation Editor improvement: GUI as in regular text window
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Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-08-22 14:15 UTC by Dotan Cohen
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
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Description Dotan Cohen 2008-08-22 14:15:10 UTC
Currently the OOo equation editor allows text formatting to be applied to the
entire equation. Often, one may want to format a specific part of the equation,
such as making a specific variable red to draw attention to it, or to use a bold
V for velocity, to differentiate it from V (volume) and v (specific volume).
There are many other examples where formating individual letters in the text
editor would be useful, as opposed to formating the entire equation.
Comment 1 troodon 2008-08-23 21:47:11 UTC
This one seems to me as invalid. Try color green{vec F} = color red {m} cdot
color blue vec {bold {a}}

See the page 14 of the formula how to ->

See also issue 5156.
Comment 2 Dotan Cohen 2008-08-24 08:15:30 UTC
> See the page 14 of the formula how to

That's the problem right there. The user needs to read at least the first 14
pages of a PDF document to change the colour of text. The equation editor syntax
should be used for changing the equation, not the markup.

Just like in the regular window of Writer one can highlight text and select an
appropriate colour, so should the equation editor have this ability. I am
changing the title of this bug to reflect the fact that text formatting is
possible, but not ideal. Thank you for pointing that out, Troodon.
Comment 3 troodon 2008-08-24 22:50:00 UTC
You're welcome! :-)

Now this issue seems to be related to issue 90828 :-)
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2008-08-25 10:07:33 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 5 Dotan Cohen 2008-08-25 12:41:50 UTC
Issue 5156 is asking for more colours, issue 90828 is asking to add the existing
colours to the context menu. This bug started off asking for the ability to add
colours, which would make it invalid. I suggest marking this bug as invalid.

I have researched equation markup in OOo and I have filed this bug suggesting

Sorry for the noise. Please mark as invalid.