1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-impress
*** 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
3) What is expected to happen in a blank Impress file is if one adds a formula via Insert -> Object -> Formula, one may resize the formula window.
4) What happens instead is the formula is not resizable via clicking and dragging the edges of the formula.
WORKAROUND: Secondary click the formula -> Position and Size... -> under Protect uncheck checkbox Size -> under Size choose the desired Width and Height.
reproducible with LO 184.108.40.206 (Win7 Home, 64bit)
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This NEW Message was generated on: 2015-03-03
It is not a bug it is by design because a formula is not an image. You can set the size of the formula by modifying it (use the keyword size).
Closing as NOTABUG.
Best regards. JBF
This problem, or its close relatives, have existed in OpenOffice.org / LibreOffice ever since the very first version!
Can we get it sorted out please?
My comment from OOO bug tracker…
I have a degree in computer science, and I just spent about 1 hour converting a formula into SVG graphic format.
This required approximately the following procedure:
* Open LibreOffice Math
* Write formula
* Could not find a way to "export to Draw", "export to SVG", etc.
* Open LibreOffice Draw
* Menu: Insert/ Object/ Formula
* Manually edit the formula (paste in formula code)
* Format/ Font size/ make the text incredibly tiny with 5 point text, so that the entire formula would be shown inside the tiny, rigid, NON-RESIZEABLE box thata Insert/Object had placed it inside (the formula was internally overflowing, and being clipped) — of course this NON-RESIZEABLE box was NOT automatically resizing itself to the formula contained inside it…
* Context menu: Convert to profile (initially attempted convert to curve, but this resulted in resizing & clipping so had to try another option)
* Manually resize resulting formula-profile to width of page.
* Manually resize page to vertical size of object
* Export as SVG
I'm running LO 18.104.22.168 x64 — it baffles me how anyone thinks this procedure is acceptable in 2017. Perhaps with Windows 3.1 in 1992, I would have thought this about normal, but these days, this is well below my expectations for how software should work! Anyone who thinks that being inside this strait-jacket is a "feature" is frankly an idiot. Sorry for the undiplomatic language!
(In reply to Matthew Slyman from comment #4)
> This problem, or its close relatives, have existed in OpenOffice.org /
> LibreOffice ever since the very first version!
This bug tracker is not an helpdesk. For help on Math module you can ask on users mailing list or on https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/
In comment #3 it is indicated that the size of a formula can be modified by using the keyword size in the formula code.
Please don't reopen a old bug report closed as Not_A_Bug. If you think that this functionality should be implemented, please open a new enhancement request.
If you think that the procedure you described in comment #4, that is different than resizing a formula using the mouse, don't work as expected, please open a distinct bug report.
Best regards. JBF
*** Bug 117361 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***