Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201442

Formula editor not permitting certain equations

Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:39 EST

Description of problem: The formula editor seems to have a problem with from and to SIGMA (though it is represented in the tools box) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.3-7.7 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start openoffice and create a new formula 2. Type int from 0 to infinity newline 3. Type %SIGMA from 0 to infinity. Actual results: The int 0 from 0 to infinity gives the correct result The %SIGMA from 0 to infinity doesn't. There is an icon in the toolbox to suggest that this is available (and it is a common form in higher maths) Expected results: Both int and %SIGMAs should be the same Additional info: This has worked in the past. It definitely did under OOo 1.3

nah... stuff like "%SIGMA" and %alpha are just the names of the symbols themselves, there are inbuild key words like "int" and "sum" which math knows the formula syntax of, but with a bare symbol you have to more manually layout the equation. A little demo below... int from 0 to infinity foo newline sum from 0 to infinity foo newline size*1.5 %SIGMA csub 0 csup infinity foo newline FWIW: The idea from the "selection" tool is that when you click on one of the examples a template is put into the text with <?> where you put your term