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Old 04-17-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Ok I m stumped been looking on libre office for a tool that allows figures to be put down in power form eg 10x10 x10 is 10 to the power of three but normally this put down as figures with the three being small and at the top right of the ten
 
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If you just mean for them to be displayed in that form it's easy. Both in a word processor or spreadsheets you can write:

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103
Highlight 3, right-click on it, Style ===> Superscript


If you want it to be calculated, in spreadsheets there's a function:

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=power(x, y)
This will calculate x to the power of y.
 
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If you use superscripts a lot, it is worth knowing that Ctrl+Shift+P is the shortcut for Format -> Character -> Position: Superscript. That's for OOo Writer; LibreOffice may be different.
 
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If you use superscripts a lot, it is worth knowing that Ctrl+Shift+P is the shortcut for Format -> Character -> Position: Superscript. That's for OOo Writer; LibreOffice may be different.
Works the same on LibreOffice3.4
 
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It's not a good idea to make use of formating to get indices. What happens if your formating gets lost, say when transferring data to another program? 10² becomes 102! Set up a Compose key (look in your menu for keyboard configuration) — the Windows Menu key is a convenient key to use. Then you can type Compose followed by ^2 and get ².
 
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