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[libreoffice-users] Re: feature request - inline formulas in Impress


Hi - -,


- - wrote:
>
> In LO Writer, it is possible to insert a formula inline with text.
> However, there does not appear to be any way to do this in Impress. One
> can still insert a formula, but it is put in as its own object, separate
> from the text box, and therefore it is practically impossible to align it
> with the text.
>
> If only things like Greek letters are needed, I can just insert them as
> special characters, and I can still use stand-alone formulas, *but*,
> sometimes it would be very useful to be able to insert special math
> characters (like the vector "hat" arrows, etc. or a nontrival fraction)
> inline with text in a text box in Impress, and so far I see no way to do
> that, although it is possible in Writer.
>

I've thought of a workaround, although it is a little messy. Instead of
mixing text with an inline formula, you can just add all of the text in the
formula itself. Example 1 (below) is how you would normally want to do it.
Example 2 shows my workaround. In these examples, the part between square
brackets is a formula object.

Example 1:
Euler's identity is [e^{i %pi} = -1]

Example 2:
["Euler's identity is " e^{i %pi} = -1]

It does make it a little harder to get the formatting the way you want, but
at least you can get the formula in line with text without too much hassle.
I'm not sure how you would put bullet points in a formula though. Maybe you
could experiment with that a little and let us know if you find a way.

Regards
Jack

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