Ask LibreOffice - RSS feedhttps://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/Questions and answers for LibreOfficeenFri, 07 May 2021 16:25:58 +0200change all writer formulas at once ...https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/At times I have quite a few formula kinds of objects in my documents (I teach Math) and I would like to change the properties of all of them at once, say: changing the font size and making borderless the frames all such formulas use. How can you achieve that?Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:32:08 +0100https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/Answer by Regina for <p>At times I have quite a few formula kinds of objects in my documents (I teach Math) and I would like to change the properties of all of them at once, say: changing the font size and making borderless the frames all such formulas use. How can you achieve that?</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=172963#post-id-172963I do this with macros. My library is contained in the document [FormulaFontAndSizeToolsInside.odt](/upfiles/15426200361015899.odt). You can likely adapt the macros to your needs.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:35:42 +0100https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=172963#post-id-172963Answer by Vanadium for <p>At times I have quite a few formula kinds of objects in my documents (I teach Math) and I would like to change the properties of all of them at once, say: changing the font size and making borderless the frames all such formulas use. How can you achieve that?</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=307311#post-id-307311Unfortunately, there remains this extremely significant limitation in Writer that it is not possible to control the appearance of equations in one place. If you chance your document from, say, a serif typeface to a Sansserif typeface, you are invited to click each and every equation, then spend some minutes in the "Fonts" dialog to change the fonts of Variables, Functions, Numbers, ..., nine hundred times if the need be.
What Writer would need is a mechanism where equations could would their font settings from the document they are in.
Some extensions and macro's are around to do this, but the success may depend on your LO version and perhaps your operating system.Sun, 02 May 2021 15:33:20 +0200https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=307311#post-id-307311Comment by teko_ippt for <p>Unfortunately, there remains this extremely significant limitation in Writer that it is not possible to control the appearance of equations in one place. If you chance your document from, say, a serif typeface to a Sansserif typeface, you are invited to click each and every equation, then spend some minutes in the "Fonts" dialog to change the fonts of Variables, Functions, Numbers, ..., nine hundred times if the need be.</p>
<p>What Writer would need is a mechanism where equations could would their font settings from the document they are in.</p>
<p>Some extensions and macro's are around to do this, but the success may depend on your LO version and perhaps your operating system.</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?comment=308283#post-id-308283Yes, math is quite limited in this area although it works quite generally. As person who writes both using LO writer and MS w* (depends on which co-authors i'm working with), i also encounter some problems on the later software. I hope there's another & better concept for future LO math.Fri, 07 May 2021 16:25:58 +0200https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?comment=308283#post-id-308283Comment by ajlittoz for <p>Unfortunately, there remains this extremely significant limitation in Writer that it is not possible to control the appearance of equations in one place. If you chance your document from, say, a serif typeface to a Sansserif typeface, you are invited to click each and every equation, then spend some minutes in the "Fonts" dialog to change the fonts of Variables, Functions, Numbers, ..., nine hundred times if the need be.</p>
<p>What Writer would need is a mechanism where equations could would their font settings from the document they are in.</p>
<p>Some extensions and macro's are around to do this, but the success may depend on your LO version and perhaps your operating system.</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?comment=307317#post-id-307317The fundamental reason for this limitation (besides the fact that Math has not had significant updates for ages) is formulas are creates in a **separate** application. The returned object is totally alien to the styles machinery of Writer. And each object is also orphaned (not related to the others).
Many, if not most, users hope for an improvement in Math in this area. Any volunteers? I am personally not skilled enough.Sun, 02 May 2021 16:16:45 +0200https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?comment=307317#post-id-307317Answer by teko_ippt for <p>At times I have quite a few formula kinds of objects in my documents (I teach Math) and I would like to change the properties of all of them at once, say: changing the font size and making borderless the frames all such formulas use. How can you achieve that?</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=306667#post-id-306667As an additional, there's a LO extension for modifying the font and font size only:
https://extensions.libreoffice.org/en/extensions/show/formatting-of-all-math-formulas
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:05:25 +0200https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=306667#post-id-306667Answer by ajlittoz for <p>At times I have quite a few formula kinds of objects in my documents (I teach Math) and I would like to change the properties of all of them at once, say: changing the font size and making borderless the frames all such formulas use. How can you achieve that?</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=172982#post-id-172982In addition to @Regina's answer, formulas are contained in frames styled with *Formula* frame style by default. Modify this style for general formatting (borders, space around, wrap; etc.). This solves only the frame part of your question.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:52:10 +0100https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/172931/change-all-writer-formulas-at-once/?answer=172982#post-id-172982