# Pasting formulas from Math to Writer does not work

I'm writing a document, where formulas from Math are very important. I had success copy/pasting a couple of times (although it's really tedious), but now nothing works.

In my document, I do the following:

1: "Insert" > "Object" > "Formula"

2: A Math window opens. I open the file with the formula.

3: "Edit" > "Select All" > "Copy"

4: Back to the Writer window. "Edit" > "Paste"

And then... nothing.

Perhaps my way of doing this is wrong, then please educate me. It was the only intuitive way that I found.

I need help here. The only other option I see is screenshot and copy as .png.

EDIT (22.01.2021, 22:14): Thank You for your answers/comments. I see that I stated my question imprecisely.
The situation is, that I've created some quite complex formulas in Math, each formula saved as a single .odf file. I want to integrate these formulas in my Writer document.

In the meantime, I've managed to get this to work:

Writer: Insert - Object - Formula

Math opens.

File - Recent Documents, open the relevant file (the normal File - Open is greyed out!)

A new instance of Math opens.

Copy from the lower screen of Math

Paste into the Writer document.

Formula is now there.

There must be an easier way, but I don't see it. Or I'm too dumb.

(Slightly edited by @Lupp according to the comments below.)

Why are you copying?

Click in Writer where you want your formula. Create your formula, click back in Writer and the formula is there. Double click the formula to edit it if needed

Even easier, type out the formula commands in Writer, select them, click

Insert > Object > FormulaAlso if you customise your toolbar you can add an Insert formula icon

Do you ( @ml9104 ) feel sure the many empty lines are helpful?

"Do you ( @ml9104 ) feel sure the many empty lines are helpful?" No, and I don't like it either. But the fact is, that if you use single line breaks on this site, they disappear and everything is bundled into one paragraph. The only solution I've found is to use double line breaks, that then astoundingly behave as double line breaks. Why?

EDIT: Well, my comment actually just demonstrated the issue. It was nicely formatted with single line breaks, and now looks like garbage from a teenager's Smartphone. .

@ml9104: I reopened the question because I doubt it is a duplicate.

On this site, the way to tell the problem is solved is to click (only once, even if seemingly nothing happens!) on the gray checkmark at left of correct answer. This will turn the mark green after some time.

Considering your karma, you may also upvote the answer by clicking on

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above the answer scoring if you think it is useful (to make differences between answers).After that, you can close the question, but this is not mandatory in case you consider the answers can still be improved. Take care to select a relevant reason from the drop down menu.

@ml9104: Again about empty lines:

The editor of this side insist on

two prefixed spacesto a hard line break to make it work.Concerning comments it doesn't accept empty lines anyway, if I have it rightly.

Assuming your consent I will edit your question slightly now to giv an example.

Thanks for the tip, I'll try to keep that in mind.

And Thanks for beautifying my post.

Ha! It works!