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How to enter superscript and subscript in Libreoffice Base forms/reports?

asked 2017-01-30 11:59:50 +0200

a_lega gravatar image

updated 2017-01-30 17:26:24 +0200

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Is there any way of entering superscript of subscript formatted characters in a base form or report? I would like to enter chemical formulas in some fields. If that is not possible for record fields could I at least use it in labels, e.g for units (m^2)?

Libreoffice (x64) Windows 10 AMD a12 9800

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answered 2017-01-30 14:58:24 +0200

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updated 2017-01-30 15:06:53 +0200

Don't see any way to enter superscript/subscript in data or label fields. This is about all I found possible:

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First typing the formula in Writer, then a screenshot and finally entering it into an image control.

H2O was just typed directly onto the form (basically a writer doc). This may suffice for your "labeling" but it doesn't seem possible in any control.

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I am not sure I understand what you're saying in the last paragraph. How do you type a subscript into the form?

a_lega gravatar imagea_lega ( 2017-02-05 21:52:02 +0200 )edit

When any form is open in Edit mode, it is essentially a writer doc. There is a cursor on the form and at the cursor you can type in characters like a writer document. Using Format->Character... from the menu you can then select on the Position tab if subscript or superscript is desired.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-02-05 22:24:44 +0200 )edit

Not very handy for what I want to do but thanks anyway!

a_lega gravatar imagea_lega ( 2017-02-08 21:54:43 +0200 )edit
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