Experiemental interactive formula editing ...

Regina Henschel rb.henschel at t-online.de
Tue Mar 27 10:08:16 PDT 2012

Michael Meeks schrieb:
> Hi guys,
> 	I wondered - are there any serious known issues in this anymore ?
> and/or is there any reason why it's left as an experimental feature ?

I know that users coming from Word MathType will like it. But I do not 
want to use it and need an option to disable it, when it leaves 
"experimental mode".

Main reason for me: It does not preserve the StarMath notation.

In more detail:
The feature works directly on the MathML code. But that does not know 
all StarMath markup. For example "sum from {i=1} to n {n_i cdot 2^i}" or 
"1 over 22 = nospace{0,0 overline {45}}"

If you use the new feature, then the formulas are changed. Try it, 
change for example "2" to "3". Without that feature the StarMath markup 
is preserved as annotation inside the MathML code and restored when loading.

If the new feature is enabled, then those working with the command 
window like me loose the ability to mark a part of the formula by 
double-click on it in the rendering. And that is needed for easily 
changing single figures or variables in a complex formula.

Therefore I want to be able to still use the old kind editing.

Kind regards

> --- a/starmath/source/view.cxx
> +++ b/starmath/source/view.cxx
> @@ -2134,7 +2134,7 @@ void SmViewShell::Notify( SfxBroadcaster&  , const SfxHint&  rHint )
>   bool SmViewShell::IsInlineEditEnabled() const
>   {
> -    return pImpl->aOpts.IsExperimentalMode();
> +    return true;
>   }
>   /* vim:set shiftwidth=4 softtabstop=4 expandtab: */
> 	Having had Jonas do all the work, it seems a shame not to ship it -
> right ? :-) Olivier - do you have a view ?
> 	All the best,
> 		Michael.

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