Formula Editor
This tutorial donated by Wayne Tschirhart
Formula Editor makes it easy to write mathematical formulas in symbolic form. For example,
if you write 12 over 4 = 3, the follow will appear in Writer:
Add A Symbolic Form

In OpenOffice, click File > New > Text Document. (The document appears. If on the desktop, click “Start > All Programs >OpenOffice
2.0 > OpenOffice.org Writer > File > New > Text Document”.)

Click Insert > Object > Formula. (The cursor appears in the "Math" box at the bottom of the
screen.)

Type 12 over 4 = 3. (The symbolic form appears in your document.)

Type 12 times 2 = 24 ( appears in your document.)

Type x times x = x^2. ( appears in your document.)

Click somewhere in the text document to close Math.
Examples Of Formulas
The following are some possible formulas

3 times 4 = 12

%PI func e^{5x}

int 4 x^5 + 2 x^4 + 6x dx

{df(t)} over {dt} = {partial f} over {partial x} {dx } over {dt} + {partial
f} over {partial y} {dy } over {dt}

x = { b + sqrt { b^2  4ac } } over { 2a }
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Formula Editor 2008.07.05
Last modified: 2008.07.05 07:56 UTC
