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Math: How to write dθ properly in an integral

asked 2018-09-06 07:49:45 +0200

StephenM gravatar image

Good Afternoon

I am trying to write integrals with dθ in Math (LibreOffice version However, there is too much space inserted between the "d" and the "theta". I am writing this as "d%theta". This problem does not occur with Latin characters, but it does with Greek ones.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance forr your advice/assistance.

regards Stephen Meatheringham Canberra, Australia

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Did you try inserting a plain Greek θ instead of %theta?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-09-06 09:11:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-09-06 10:05:43 +0200

RGB-es gravatar image

Try with

nospace {d%theta}
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Thanks. But it doesn't look an awful lot better. There is still too much space. However, if I cut and paste an actual Greek theta (θ) into the equation then it works quite well. Interesting, and probably a minor bug.

StephenM gravatar imageStephenM ( 2018-09-07 12:41:21 +0200 )edit

Remember that you can change between Unicode codes and the actual glyph anywhere in LibO with the AltX shortcut: type 03b8 and press AltX to get a θ.

And consider the use of TexMaths extension to write proper mathematical expressions using a LaTeX or XeTeX engine.

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2018-09-07 13:20:25 +0200 )edit
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