Problem with formula editor

asked 2016-12-30 15:14:21 +0200

williepabon gravatar image

Hi: While working with Calc, if I try to construct a formula with the formula editor (Insert > Object > Formula), a problem shows that limits its usefulness. See the url below to get the idea.

Is there a solution for this? Thanks for your help. wp

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I don't see what your problem is. Please clarify.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-12-30 15:29:55 +0200 )edit

If you see the picture (url included), the menu area to select other equation formats is washed out. Also a long white strip shows on calc cells. The picture includes an arrow indicating the area I'm referring about.

williepabon gravatar imagewilliepabon ( 2016-12-30 16:49:52 +0200 )edit

Okay, I thought you had done that deliberately, to anonymize something. If that pops up on its own, something is wrong with your installation or user profile. Please add the version of Libre and your operating system. It may be relevant information for your question.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-12-30 17:05:19 +0200 )edit

See url below for the version of my suite. This problem occurs both in my desktop and my laptop. Desktop runs Ubuntu 16.04 and laptop runs Elementary OS Freya

Thanks for the help.

williepabon gravatar imagewilliepabon ( 2016-12-30 17:45:57 +0200 )edit

What makes you think those graphical artifacts were intentionally added there ? Also that "formula editor" is for making formulas for humans to read, it's part of LO Math's features, completely distinct from Calc's in-cell formulas.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2016-12-30 17:46:51 +0200 )edit

If it is a menu item in Calc, it should work the same as the standalone program..

williepabon gravatar imagewilliepabon ( 2016-12-30 17:58:22 +0200 )edit

Does Math work correctly when you insert a formula in Writer?

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-12-30 18:07:14 +0200 )edit

Yes. In Writer it works ok. You can see the drop box area to select different operators, etc. The problem occurs in Calc, where the drop box is garbled. It also have problems when I try to use it in Impress. Other types of problems. If you want to see them I can send you pictures...

williepabon gravatar imagewilliepabon ( 2016-12-30 19:02:40 +0200 )edit

Weird, it works just fine for me on Windows 10 and LO Maybe you should reset your user profile.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-12-30 19:23:02 +0200 )edit

I've seen this problem every now and then on Writer with the sidebar: when a Math object is opened the sidebar disappears but some phantom buttons remains. I just minimize the sidebar before opening Math. It seems the problem is solved on 5.3: Bug 96451 - UI isn't properly refreshed when inserting formula

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2016-12-30 19:43:22 +0200 )edit