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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:25 am    Post subject: Major ugliness ! Reply with quote

First, take a look at this :



Now,as you may notice, those formulas are absolutely unreadable - and thus, not worth being my paper. Now, I figure this is because the font is too small but there's no obvious way of changing it. Any hints on how to increase the font size or anything ?

Using the 2.0 beta, BTW.[/img]
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried printing it out? What I have found in the past is that formulae don't appear well on screen but when printed seem fine. It's the same with writing in images, because it doesn't get drawn in the same per pixel way as the normal text, it appears badly on screen. Under an OS with AA text, that wouldn't happen I don't think.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albert got his Nobel prize for the photoelectric effect ...and he didn't even have a computer!

I'd suggest that if you want a serious math editor, get MathType. There is also an academic version of Mupad I believe, that would do what you want, and much more. Barring those, if you want a freeware product, try "Mathcast", written for Windows XP, or "Formulator" for Window 9x. You'd copy/paste results into your document. Formulator needs paste special, or it sends the code, I think.

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe slightly off-topic, but I am curious anyway. Smile


What is the main difference between the built-in OOo Math and the separate package MathCast (besides one is built-in and one is external of course)?

What are the pros and cons of e.g. MathCast over OOo Math?

Personally I am not a heavy user of the equation editors, I am just curious. Maybe I will use it more when I am hopefulle start studying this autumn (Restart life at age of 40+... Cool ).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:40 am    Post subject: OOoLatexEquation Reply with quote

Use OOoLatexEquation ?

www.fyma.ucl.ac.be/wiki/~piroux/OOo+macro

www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=17525
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:
Albert got his Nobel prize for the photoelectric effect ...and he didn't even have a computer!


Well... of course.

But I find it strange that, when I was using OOo v. 1.x, I'd never get any printing problems. Formulas inside Writer documents would print flawlessly.

And I've tried printing it out, and it just prints as it looks.

Oh well, I think I'll downgrade for now.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be interesting to know why you are trying to use standard word-processors for mathematical texts (rather than pure Latex).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some related issues:
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=31787
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=22312
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