Thoughts on LibreOffice Math

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Wed Jul 3 06:48:43 PDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 03, 2013 at 03:13:29PM +0200, Frédéric WANG wrote:
> >>/  problem with that is that there are actually 2 text editing components,
> >/>/  Writer and EditEngine (used by Impress/Draw/Calc)... the current
> >/>/  architecture of Math embedded objects has the advantage that it works
> >/>/  with both of these and so in all applications.
> >/
> >That is something we will have to consider, but the current way is just
> >counter intuitive, not only that inserting a formula is deeply hidden
> >behind multiple level menus, but also editing a formula switches to a
> >completely different UI causing much disruption IMO (and the need to
> >click a formula to edit it is just annoying). I don't mind keeping Math
> >as separate competent, but we need a more integrated math editing that
> >what we have now.
> BTW, I'm wondering how using MathML (or more generally ODF objects)
> is related to this GSOC idea:

I think it refers to Calc formulas not math equations.


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