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On Sun, Dec 01, 2013 at 01:18:40AM +0200, Paul wrote:
Hi Gary,

I might be missing the obvious, but could you elaborate a little...

On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:01:34 -0800
Gary Kline <> wrote:

    I have a simple equsion that I want to put INSIDE a square.
can any libreoffice wizards clue me in?
What do you mean by "inside a square"? Are you using Calc, and you mean
inside a cell? Do you mean you want to insert the formula into a
Writer document inside a square box? Or are you referring to something

    and you guys can imaging what that outputs. )
Do you want the formula itself, or the result of the formula as applied
to some values?

        you got it right insofar as what I am enclosing -- namely
        "snapshot1.png....  but you lost me there. 

    How, then, do I get libreoffice|formula to create a
I actually hadn't used LO Formula until now :)
But as far as I can see (and I may be wrong here, I'm sure others will
correct me if I am), Formula is just for creating formulas, so you can't
put a box around them (assuming that's what you want to do). That's a
design element, and would need to be done in, say, Writer. I did it
quite easily, from Writer, by saying "Insert | Object | Formula", then
typing in the formula, then clicking outside the formula to exit
Formula edit mode, then select the formula, right click, and select
"Object". From there, select the "Borders" tab, and add your borders as
desired to create a box.

        by fumbling around and by sheer luck [ ??! ], I  came up with the
        integral from a to R, as R goes to infinity..... {{ meaning,
        "blah, blah, blah }}

        note that in my dday of education (from 1978 to 1982) nobody 
        had ggraphics.  Sun may have started to  have audio.  I spent
        3 murderous years as a consultant before joing a supercomputer
        company where they eventually had.  { *Hugs* }.

        Regina -- down mail queue -- and you have sound suggestions.
        Like you, until very recently, I used openoffice and now   
        libreoffice only for a letters that need some level of
        typesetting-- e.g., different font sizes.  Anything like
        creating math glyphs were beyond me.  

        After you look at my snapshot, can you or anyone else on the list,
        tell me how to make the box and formula larger?

    medium-thickness "square" that I can save as, say,
Why would you want to save a formula as a pdf? Surely what you really
want is not to save the formula per se, but either a document with the
formula in it, or a formatted box containing the formula that you could
then use elsewhere? You would then need the approach I used above to
create the formatted formula in a document, with any accompanying
text, and save that.

        chalk that up to pure ignorance.

Incidentally, have you looked at latex? It is also excellent for this
sort of thing, although it has a bit of a learning curve. The LyX
editor may make things easier; it at least has a good tutorial.


        I used LaTeX thanks to a friend in de to format a book.  he showed
        me  quite a few tricks.  a few days ago I was thinking of asking
        for help witth this math stuff.  I tried LyX a couple years ago.
        Thanks for the tip.


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