Ask LibreOffice - RSS feedhttps://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/Questions and answers for LibreOfficeenMon, 04 Apr 2016 23:38:12 +0200LO Math: How to control spacing between operators and terms in a polynomial?https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64651/lo-math-how-to-control-spacing-between-operators-and-terms-in-a-polynomial/If I enter a set of equations in MS Word using the Equations Editor, the space between operators and terms is even. However, when I input the same equations in LO Writer 5.0.4.2 using LO Math, the space is no longer even: a plus or minus sign is arbitrarily closer, to the left or to the right term. Both programs are running under Windows 8.
For example, in Word, x + y = 8 renders like that. In Writer, it renders like x+ y (+ is closer to x than to y). In Word y - x = 8 renders like that. In Writer, it renders like y -x = 8 (- is closer to x than to y).
I tried to shows screenshots showing the problem. But I get a popup telling that more than 3 points are required to upload files (how is that useful to the community? — only god knows). So this is all I can tell.
Changing the value of box "Spacing" in the Spacing dialog (Format / Spacing in LO Math) just increases or decreases all spaces between operators and terms. So, it does not help.
Is there any way to control this spacing problem in Writer / Math?
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:59:13 +0100https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64651/lo-math-how-to-control-spacing-between-operators-and-terms-in-a-polynomial/Answer by pierre-yves samyn for <p>If I enter a set of equations in MS Word using the Equations Editor, the space between operators and terms is even. However, when I input the same equations in LO Writer 5.0.4.2 using LO Math, the space is no longer even: a plus or minus sign is arbitrarily closer, to the left or to the right term. Both programs are running under Windows 8.</p>
<p>For example, in Word, x + y = 8 renders like that. In Writer, it renders like x+ y (+ is closer to x than to y). In Word y - x = 8 renders like that. In Writer, it renders like y -x = 8 (- is closer to x than to y).</p>
<p>I tried to shows screenshots showing the problem. But I get a popup telling that more than 3 points are required to upload files (how is that useful to the community? — only god knows). So this is all I can tell.</p>
<p>Changing the value of box "Spacing" in the Spacing dialog (Format / Spacing in LO Math) just increases or decreases all spaces between operators and terms. So, it does not help.</p>
<p>Is there any way to control this spacing problem in Writer / Math?</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64651/lo-math-how-to-control-spacing-between-operators-and-terms-in-a-polynomial/?answer=64951#post-id-64951Hi
I do not have exactly the same platform (Windows 7). Nevertheless with a large zoom I reproduce what you describe.
Italics inclining the characters to the right the effect is accentuated (see screenshot when no emphasis).
On my pc change to font *Linux Libertine G italic* solves the problem.
![image description](/upfiles/14563236254666173.png)
HTH
RegardsWed, 24 Feb 2016 15:20:52 +0100https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64651/lo-math-how-to-control-spacing-between-operators-and-terms-in-a-polynomial/?answer=64951#post-id-64951Comment by ARX for <p>Hi</p>
<p>I do not have exactly the same platform (Windows 7). Nevertheless with a large zoom I reproduce what you describe.
Italics inclining the characters to the right the effect is accentuated (see screenshot when no emphasis).</p>
<p>On my pc change to font <em>Linux Libertine G italic</em> solves the problem.
<img alt="image description" src="/upfiles/14563236254666173.png"/></p>
<p>HTH</p>
<p>Regards</p>
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64651/lo-math-how-to-control-spacing-between-operators-and-terms-in-a-polynomial/?comment=67758#post-id-67758Yes! That fixes the problem here as well. Setting Linux Libertine G Italic as default font for variables was enough. Could have not guessed that on my own. Thank you very much!Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:38:12 +0200https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64651/lo-math-how-to-control-spacing-between-operators-and-terms-in-a-polynomial/?comment=67758#post-id-67758