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[Solved] Using different alignments for formulas on the same line

asked 2015-07-02 22:43:17 +0200

liboff gravatar image

updated 2015-08-24 23:46:25 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image


This question pertains to Writer (LibreOffice Is there a way to align one formula on the centre of a line and another on the right? For instance, in many academic books an equation is usually positioned in the middle and its reference number on the right. Any ideas?

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answered 2015-07-03 14:13:17 +0200

liboff gravatar image

I looked into the tables option. Results were messy. For fixed columns long equations disappear but alignment remain. Optimal column length displayed equations fully at the cost of alignment (columns are brought together). As for the format paragraph thingy, i have no idea how it works...

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Hi pkladisios

It uses tabs to line things up the way that you wish. What don't you understand about tabs?

Alex Kemp gravatar imageAlex Kemp ( 2015-07-03 14:53:17 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-07-03 14:50:45 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Inserting formula by Auto-Text directly addresses this need: In the document type fn F3

LibreOffice inserts a table with a formula centered and its reference number aligned to the right. You just have to edit the formula.

Note: the code depends on the "locale" (eg nf in French.). You can verify by Edit AutoText:

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That's it! Exactly what i was looking for. I thank both of you for your time!

liboff gravatar imageliboff ( 2015-07-03 15:24:10 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-07-02 23:33:48 +0200

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See the answers in this question .

It applies to yours too.

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