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Could LibreOffice have a "Formula" Editor as MS Equation Editor soon? (could be an alternative "formula") [closed]

asked 2014-03-02 07:58:37 +0200

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I am from Chile, my parents are Math Teachers and as the totality of those coworkers there is an only way to make doccuments: MS Word. So I told my parents about LibreOffice, then I installed Ubuntu for my mother's computer and teached her (a little) to use LibreOffice. But... there is an inconvenient: my parents were born in the middle of last century and for make a test or a "guide" (I don't now if it's so well my traduction) is not simple to use "Formula" (Math) to do exercises; also (for me too) is difficult to IMAGINE exercises that you are writing at the same time you are writing those, use "commands" (as Latex) is not good for this, at less for my family (I'm studying to be professor too). I think "it is so difficult make that "commands" that I write in formula for make, for example, a fraction, could be written automaticly from a graphical way (as in MS Word)?".

Recapitulation: I want my parents will USE LibreOffice, and other teachers too. I think if don't change "Latex" (similar) mode to write Equations in "formula", it will be i's so difficult to do.

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answered 2014-03-02 08:29:00 +0200

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I also thought Math was difficult to use, but as in all of the software to master you have to read a good book. I recommend free to download Math Guide 4.0 from: and then at least go to the "Math commands - Reference" topic on page 48.

At beginning Math it looks like hard to learn, but after writing some of the formulas and you have a collection of solutions, then I just copy paste them and add some small changes and in this operation you can be very very fast for repeating tasks.

P.S. You can also file a enhancement request at bug tracker:

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answered 2014-03-02 10:35:29 +0200

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As far as I can understand your question LibO has this function already: Math is and editor for mathematical formulas to be used in Writer, Impress and Draw.

May I suggest you have a look at:
and the guides you will find here:

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