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Inserting formula object also insert frame

asked 2019-10-12 17:46:36 +0200

CBhihe gravatar image

updated 2019-10-12 20:31:55 +0200

[Running LO 6.3.2-2 on 64bit Arch linux]
[Addons: TexMaths v0.48, Zotero LO Integration v5.0, Wiki Publisher v1.2]
Except for the LO and add-ons' versions numbers, nothing in that setup has changed in well other a year.
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The title says almost everything. This Math (NOT TexMaths) editor anomalous behavior is new for me. It did not happen in LO writer 6.1.x. I just go to the insert menu, choose Insert Object > Formula, and ipso facto get a formula field INSIDE a frame, instead of just a Math formula edit window... What I do then is:

  • select the formula field inside the frame delimiter, cut it (CTRL-X) and paste it outside on the page (CTRL-V).
  • select the frame and delete it.
  • start editing in my formula per usual.

It is systematic and basically breaks the work flow completely. Is there a record of this happening to anybody else and a solution or workaround ?


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Not familiar at all with TeXMaths. Does it overtake Math? i.e. when you Insert>Object>Formula, are you thrown into TeXMaths? Home site says it does not work at all wit Wayland.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-10-12 18:07:09 +0200 )edit

Yes, TexMaths is an add-on that basically allows you to edit document with LaTex like formatting instructions and rendering quality.

I am not working with Wayland. I am working with gdm and Xorg (X11) to manage my display. Wayland is VERY quirky where Xorg is .. just nice.

CBhihe gravatar imageCBhihe ( 2019-10-12 18:33:01 +0200 )edit

My question was: with Insert>Object>Formula, do you reach built-in Math component? Or has TeXMaths taken control of the menu and you end up in TeXMaths without the need to click on some tool in the toolbar?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-10-12 20:13:27 +0200 )edit

My bad ten times over. I made a mistake in appraising my issue.

I do have TexMaths installed but I just modified the problem description above. Problem occurs in Math the formula editor native in LO. Insert > Object > Formula puts me directly in Math edit mode.

To answer your question: in order to access TeXMaths, I do need to click on the Toolbar item "PI".

CBhihe gravatar imageCBhihe ( 2019-10-12 20:20:05 +0200 )edit

@CBhihe I think there is something wrong here: Insert → Object → Formulaalways insert a Math object, never a TexMaths graphic. The only way you can insert a TexMaths formula is to use the TexMaths toolbar, the extension does not create menu entries.

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2019-10-12 20:30:24 +0200 )edit

Yes, to your last comment. I rectified my previous one as well as OP. The issue is with MATH (not TexMaths).

CBhihe gravatar imageCBhihe ( 2019-10-12 20:37:55 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-10-13 12:16:22 +0200

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Rebuilding a new user profile and reconfiguring LO completely rid me of the problem. User profile corruption is painful !

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Please mark your answer so that question is considered solved.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-10-13 12:20:52 +0200 )edit
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