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Old 05-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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How can I create math formulas in Office Writer??? Integrals, derivates, etc


Hi..
I'd like to know if I can create formulas in office writer like I can do in M$ Word.

I found something in the menu TABLE -> FORMULA (F2), but this isn't of any use! It doesn't write the formulas (as far as I know), just the results.. And that's not all.. You have to enter pretty much everything with the keyboard. There are very few symbols there, like sin, cos... and as I have already said, in the end it puts just the result... Not the formula.

I want something that writes the formulas and have special symbols like integrals, derivates and other math stuff used in college calculus.

Thanks

BROFFICE 2.0.4 in DEBIAN system.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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Sorry, I use the German version, but I think you will be able to find it: Insert --> Object --> Formula. Or use smath to create it as a seperatefile and import it in writer via the given commands, then choose Extras --> Import formula.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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Perfect.
Do you know if I can add a menu shortcut for this??
Thanks
 
Old 05-13-2007, 05:59 PM   #4
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Sure you can. Again, I try to guess the English Options:

View --> Toolbars --> Change [second last option here] --> Toolbars [third of the four tabs] --> Add --> Choose "Add" in left panel, then "Formula" (the one with the square root symbol) in the right panel and confirm by clicking "Add".
 
Old 05-13-2007, 06:05 PM   #5
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Problems:

1) After going: Insert --> Object --> Formula, it appeared a window with many symbols just as I wanted. After clicking on any of the symbols it would write the command for that symbol in a special space that has also appeared. The problem is that I closed this windows and it's not appearing anymore. I can even close Office writer, open it again, but the window with the math symbols doesn't come back. So, I have to insert all these symbols using the right bottom of my mouse and choosing the symbol in menu that shows up.

So, how can I make that window appear again?

2) In this menu is possible to insert integrals, but the problem is that I can't set any LIMITS for the integrals... It seems I can only use undefined integrals with no specific limits. (Limits are the numbers or symbols written above and under the integral symbol).

Do you know any way to do it?

Thanks.

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Old 05-13-2007, 06:21 PM   #6
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... (Can't delete this message.. Sorry)

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Old 05-13-2007, 06:21 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by doraimom
Problems:

1) After going: Insert --> Object --> Formula, it appeared a window with many symbols just as I wanted. After clicking on any of the symbols it would write the command for that symbol in a special space that has also appeared. The problem is that I closed this windows and it's not appearing anymore. I can even close Office writer, open it again, but the window with the math symbols doesn't come back. So, I have to insert all these symbols using the right bottom of my mouse and choosing the symbol in menu that shows up.

So, how can I make that window appear again?
Choose to insert a formula, then "View" --> "Selection"

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2) In this menu is possible to insert integrals, but the problem is that I can't set any LIMITS for the integrals... It seems I can only use undefined integrals with no specific limits. (Limits are the numbers or symbols written above and under the integral symbol).

Do you know any way to do it?

Thanks.
Out of curiosity I tried it and inserted a sum with limits. Although there is no clickable symbol the syntax is the same. Sorry if the formula makes no sense, but it should be enough to demonstrate it. Put in the command window:
int from{2} to{n} x^2
 
Old 05-13-2007, 06:30 PM   #8
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Yes. I have also just tried the SUM symbol out of curiosity, just like you did and it's inserting the LIMITS to the integral as I wanted. But the limits are one above and one under the integral symbol even for the double and the triple integrals. So, if you want to use the TRIPLE INTEGRAL, you will have to put the numbers you want with spaces between them and pray for them to stay in the right place under each of its specific integrals.

Anyway.. thanks a lot.

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Old 05-13-2007, 06:41 PM   #9
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I'm not familiar with this, but would the typesetting of combining single integrals be okay? The examples I looked at looked quite similar ...

Code:
int from{a} to{b}int from{c} to {d} int from{e} to {f} x^2
 
Old 05-13-2007, 06:59 PM   #10
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Yeah. It would be ok doing like you have posted, but only for the integrals that doesn't have that circle arround them. Anyway It covers pretty much all my every day integrals.

Thanks again. You're really nice person

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Old 05-13-2007, 07:14 PM   #11
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Hehe, you see I'm not too much into math. You're welcome
 
  


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