Bug 201442 - Formula editor not permitting certain equations
Formula editor not permitting certain equations
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2006-08-05 09:25 EDT by Paul F. Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-05 15:15:33 EDT
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Description Paul F. Johnson 2006-08-05 09:25:17 EDT
Description of problem:
The formula editor seems to have a problem with from and to SIGMA (though it is
represented in the tools box)

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How reproducible:

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
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2006-08-05 15:15:33 EDT

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

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