Bug 44902 - Make it easier to align equations on a particular character (especially equal sign)
Summary: Make it easier to align equations on a particular character (especially equal...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formula Editor (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: VOTE
: 101715 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Formula-Editor
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Reported: 2012-01-18 07:31 UTC by Anonymous Helper
Modified: 2016-09-21 19:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Anonymous Helper 2012-01-18 07:31:17 UTC
According to the LibreOffice Math Guide, Math does not have a command for aligning equations on a particular character, but
you have to use a matrix to do it. This is not very easy, the code becomes confusing, and it does not work well with the graphical editor. 

I think a simple command (similar to alignc) with which you can mark the character on which the lines should be aligned should be introduced. (I don't know whether there is a command defined in ODF.)

So instead of

alignr x+y # {}={} # alignl 2 ##
alignr x # {}={} # alignl 2-y

one could write

x+y alignhere(=) 2 newline
x alignhere(=) 2-y

(or the like)
Comment 1 tester8 2012-01-25 03:09:11 UTC
It should be great improvement.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2014-10-24 03:18:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:18:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2016-09-21 19:38:04 UTC
*** Bug 101715 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2016-09-21 19:39:01 UTC
Please also see the description in bug 101715