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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:53 am    Post subject: Editing a formula without using a mouse Reply with quote

Is it possible to edit a formula without using a mouse?

If I click on the formula, and choose Edit -> Object -> Edit, I can edit the formula, but if I just mark the formula Edit->Object is disabled.

Any macro that can do it? (What I want is to be able to put the cursor near a formula and type something that opens it for editing)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: Editing a formula without using a mouse Reply with quote

On Windows, you can hit the F2 key -- works just like Excel. Should work on Linux, too. Not sure if Mac has an F2 key.

Good luck!


yuvalaviel wrote:
Is it possible to edit a formula without using a mouse?

If I click on the formula, and choose Edit -> Object -> Edit, I can edit the formula, but if I just mark the formula Edit->Object is disabled.

Any macro that can do it? (What I want is to be able to put the cursor near a formula and type something that opens it for editing)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gsarnold, yuvalaviel is talking about the equation editor, not about a spreadsheet formula.
Is an interesting question... and I have no answer Embarassed .
I can't find a way to do this with the keyboard: also the navigator needs the mouse!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, crap, sorry - I didn't realize.


RGB wrote:
gsarnold, yuvalaviel is talking about the equation editor, not about a spreadsheet formula.
Is an interesting question... and I have no answer Embarassed .
I can't find a way to do this with the keyboard: also the navigator needs the mouse!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yuvalaviel is talking about the equation editor, not about a spreadsheet formula.


Yeap. Thats true.
Answer anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I found the answer myself, but it would wish that there was a better solution:
F5 to open the navigator.
TAB focuss the "cursor" in the list of objects.
down arrow until the "desired" object is found.
ENTER twice
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
Indeed it works, but what if you have tens of equations? The object list just give object number, which I have somehow to map to the televant equation.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you. Maybe this is a good feature request...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Issue 35122:
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=35122
Votes are welcomed...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it can help: you can give OLE objects a meaningfull name so that it becomes easier to identify them in Navigator. With the Object selected, Shift+F10 (this is a keyboard thread, isn't it Wink ) Object and there you can supply a name.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ftack wrote:
If it can help: you can give OLE objects a meaningfull name so that it becomes easier to identify them in Navigator. With the Object selected, Shift+F10 (this is a keyboard thread, isn't it Wink ) Object and there you can supply a name.

But shift+F10 only works if you previously select the object with the mouse, otherwise, gives the wrong menu...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks RGB. You got my presious vote there.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who read this thread, there is a bogous solution, but it is good enough to mention:

Go one line above the line with the formula and use Shift+F5. It will choose the first formula in the next line. If you want to edit the other formulas in this line - you'll have to use mouse.

see bug report http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=35122

(True for OO-1.1.3)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, yuvalaviel! Also, you can choose the other equations of the line selecting the first with shift+F5, and then using TAB
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