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Asin
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 Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:18 pm    Post subject: Scaled-Down Fractions In WordPerfect 7 (I know, pure old school), the equation editor there had the option of creating smaller fractions than the regular OVER command. I think that it was OVERSM or soemthing like that. Most of the commands in OOo are very similar which has aided the learning process, but I can't seem to find a similar function. What I'm essentially trying to do is have a fraction (say 1 OVER 2) show up as something that is more character-like and line-spacing-friendly. That is, I don't want some fraction in the middle of a sentence causing the whole sentence to bloat into this double-lined thing. Any help is greatly appreciated.
RGB
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 Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:25 am    Post subject: Inside the math object, do Format -> Text mode. It apply to the whole formula, though
Asin
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject:

I figured out another way after sifting through some of the OOo Math tutorials. You can simply do this with the size command, like this:

 Code: size -5 {1 over 2}

The problem is that when the fraction is a subscript or a superscript, the fraction then becomes too small and you have to start experimenting. The OVERSM function was a constant scaled down size.

ssweeney
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Joined: 10 Dec 2005
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 Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject: Looks like the last post was 4 years ago, but I'm also interested in suggested a feature like the "oversm" when creating a small fraction. A standard reduction, by percentage of the default font, would be appropriate to keep scaling correct regardless of the selected font/size. Example of usage: "1 oversm 2" would create a smaller version of the fraction one-half, say at 60-70% of the current font used for equations.
Ed
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Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:18 am    Post subject:

 ssweeney wrote: Looks like the last post was 4 years ago, but I'm also interested in suggested a feature like the "oversm" when creating a small fraction. A standard reduction, by percentage of the default font, would be appropriate to keep scaling correct regardless of the selected font/size. Example of usage: "1 oversm 2" would create a smaller version of the fraction one-half, say at 60-70% of the current font used for equations.

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ssweeney
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 Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Sorry about the incorrect location for the post. I would also like to add another way to address this that I've come across. size * 0.7 {1 over 2} will give the fraction "1/2" at 70% of the current font size. It also addresses the issues of fractions in sub/superscripts, such as y = x^{size * 0.7 {1 over 2}}
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