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How to protect a symbol in libreoffice formula ? [closed]

asked 2012-11-26 09:43:59 +0200

Antonello Lobianco gravatar image

updated 2012-11-26 10:23:38 +0200

Often in libreoffice formula special symbols like brackets or equal sign have some special meaning, and using them in the "wrong" place breaks the formula layout.

Is there a way to protect a symbol ("escape") from being interpreted differently than a simple character ?

I tried \ or % but they don't work.

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answered 2012-11-26 10:36:41 +0200

Antonello Lobianco gravatar image

updated 2012-11-26 10:44:26 +0200

It seems the answer is "no". You can always quote the offending characters (e.g. "+") but this not always leads to the desired results, e.g. you may need to add the "italic" keyword.

An other trick I found in the meantime is to use empty curly braces for binary operators when one of the two operators is not needed.

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