If the code for a formula is entered into a text document, and then the formula editor command is issued to convert the code to a formula, the formula base font size should match the size of the original text. Instead, it defaults to base font size of 12pt.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Enter formula code into a text document (e.g. "3 + 5 cdot X")
2. Select the formula coding
3. Click on the formula editor icon if it is on your toolbar
The preceeding steps results in the code turning into a formula with a base font size of 12pt.
The constructed formula should be created with a base font size that matches the size of the original formula code text.
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0
That would be a good edit enhancement, which would work without changing file format.
For a more general approach see bug 32419.
I am finding this bug too in the 18.104.22.168 release.
(In reply to nicol.harper from comment #2)
> I am finding this bug too in the 22.214.171.124 release.
It only occurs when the document is a word .doc document, not when it is .odt.
Still a problem in 5.4. (Unsure how to find/add the formula toolbar button in older versions of LO (like 3.5) - but it is there by default now in 5.4).
Probably should be closed as a duplicate of the bug in comment 1, which is labelled as an easy-hack.
(In reply to dhaggs1 from comment #0)
> Problem description:
> If the code for a formula is entered into a text document, and then the
> formula editor command is issued to convert the code to a formula, the
> formula base font size should match the size of the original text. Instead,
> it defaults to base font size of 12pt.
> Current behavior:
> The preceeding steps results in the code turning into a formula with a base
> font size of 12pt.
> Expected behavior:
> The constructed formula should be created with a base font size that matches
> the size of the original formula code text.
What should happening if you change size of basic text in your document? Font size in all formulas should change also?
There is an extension https://extensions.libreoffice.org/extensions/formatting-of-all-math-formulas for changing font and font size for all formulas in your document