Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152976
Unable to alter font inside of an equation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
Description of problem:
Under the last stable release (1.1.3), I could create an equation, come out of
the editor, highlight a letter inside the equation and change the font to the
Greek equivalent. There isn't currently a way of doing this under OOo2
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an equation (say a = bg)
2. Exit the editor and try and change the a, b and g to a greek font
The font cannot be altered
The font can be altered from outside of the editor
a) Is this with file->new formula. Or inside a writer document with
b) How did you change the font in 1.1.3, with format fonts inside the equation
(b) As I would with any text on screen, highlight and use the font picker to
You could never do this AFAIK, are you sure you could do that in 1.1.3 ?
Yes. I used to do it quite frequently when preparing lecture notes for some of
my maths classes.
I just still don't understand what has changed, I must be missing something
obvious. In 1.1.3 and 1.9.88 after the equation is inserted, then you leave the
equation text area input UI and your cursor is back in the writer document.
If you then just select the equation (i.e. click once) then the font picker and
the rest of the bold/italic etc toolbar in writer disappears and the object
toolbar appears, i.e. no possibility to change the font. If you type some
ordinary text before and after the equation object and select the lot then you
can change the writer font which affects the text before and after the equation,
but not the equation itself. Which is the same behaviour in 1.1.X and in 1.9.X.
Neither is it possible, once the equation editor object activation is finished
and you are back in the writer document, to select a single character in the
What am I failing to do/see.