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February 26, 2007

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I agree that everything works with equations in Impress in OO.o 2.1 up to the point where your instructions stop.

However, on my linux install (I used the 2.1 linux version from openoffice), I find that after the equation is inserted on the page, it is a separate graphic, having to be placed manually in the right location. It won't anchor to a particular spot in the text. Naturally this is inconvenient if the equation should be part of a sentence rather than a separate graphic.

I've used this, and it's indeed quite helpful. I wish, though, that they had picked up the LaTeX equations format instead (or as an alternative).

Thanks for continuing to make these tasks simple, Solveig.

>> It won't anchor to a particular spot in the text.

True -- you have to drag it around and type spaces in order to make a place for it in your text.

Wonderful.

I created my first formulas for an instrution manual. They look fantastic.

Your instructions are accurate and easy to follow. Thank you!

Catherine

Catherine,

Glad to hear it! I'm glad your manual is turning out well.

Solveig

Everything works fine with the equations and set operations. But it sets bounds to the defining of new relations or operators over more complicated classes of objects. For example I have been trying for over a week, with no success, to take out a rectangle with missing left( or right) face.

Everything works fine with writing equations. However I was having difficulties with numbering the equations the way it is done in books and scientific publications i.e. having the equation in the center and numbering to the right (or the left) - including chapter -number dot equation-number. If Possible I would like to include Equ: in front of that. What I managed up to now was:1.Equ.:(+text)
If you have a solution I would be thankful.Georg

Hi Georg,

Under Tools > Options, click the left tab, and for level 1, choose to have some numbering, like the 1 2 3 format. For more info on outline numbering see http://openoffice.blogs.com/openoffice/2006/10/in_praise_of_ou.html

Click on the equation (the box around it) and choose Insert > Caption. Click Options and choose the "level", which should be 1 and correspond to the chapter number. click OK and set any other caption settings.

Now when you insert the caption the chapter number should appear.

Solveig

I am mostly impressed with this environment, and it seems a great improvement over mathtype, except for one "fatal flaw." When writing equations with variables as numerator and denominator such as

G m1 m2 over r squared

the program puts in unsightly and non-standard parentheses. It puts parentheses individually around each of the three variables in the numerator, and a second set of parentheses around the entire numerator.

I was hoping to switch over to this system, but this parentheses problem is a potential deal-breaker. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

@Solveig
Try:
left ( G m_1 m_2 over r right ) ^2

Was that what you wanted ?

I was still missing a way to get numbered format in brackets, right justified (like Latex):
f(x)=cos(x) (1)

I found my solution in:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=4840

/Peter

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I'm trying to get this date formula to work in Writer

=EOMONTH(;1)

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How to write the equation involving the integration sign???

When I go to Insert>Object the Formula option is not available (there but grey). What do I need to do? Why can't I access this option?

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