In LibreOffice Writer, it is possible to insert a formula inline with text. However, there does not appear to be any way to do this in Impress. One can still insert a formula, but it is put in as its own object, separate from the text box, and therefore it is practically impossible to align it with the text.
If only things like Greek letters are needed, I can just insert them as special characters, and I can still use stand-alone formulas, *but*, sometimes it would be very useful to be able to insert special math characters (like the vector "hat" arrows, etc. or a nontrival fraction) inline with text in a text box in Impress, and so far I see no way to do that, although it is possible in Writer.
Could the method used in the code to do this in Writer be extended to work within text boxes in Impress as well?
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This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
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it is because such functionality not yet implemented, I will transform this bugreport to functionality request
Workaround: create text with formulas in Writer, then select this text, press Ctrl-C. Then in Impress do Edit->Paste special and choose LibreOffice Text Document. Will created OLE object that looks exactly as in Writer.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 35033 ***