Bug 64949 - EDITING: access to formula-objects not possible with one single click on the desired position
Summary: EDITING: access to formula-objects not possible with one single click on the ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: OLE-Objects
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Reported: 2013-05-24 10:16 UTC by Frederic Parrenin
Modified: 2018-12-31 16:39 UTC (History)
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Description Frederic Parrenin 2013-05-24 10:16:10 UTC
When you want to modify a formula, you have first to open it by double-clicking and then search for the relevant part in the formula.
It should be possible to go directly to the relevant part of the formula by a simple click (have a look at lyx to see a much more convenient approach).
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-05-24 11:05:43 UTC
Hi Frederic,

A formulea is placed as an object. The same as for example a diagram, or a part of a spreadsheet in a text document.
An object has to be activated before it is possible to work in it.

I doubt very much if that behaviour of double clicking can be changed. So if this issue is not te be closed as 'won't fix' then it would be an enhancement.

(What maybe helps a bit: if one object is selected, the context menu has the item 'Edit'. Done with editing > Escape, and then Tab goes to the next formula.)

Comment 2 Frederic Parrenin 2013-05-24 11:12:22 UTC
Hi Cor,
I understand there are internal reasons why this is not easy to do.
The bottom line is that LO is not very convenient for writing mathematics.
The developers should have a closer look at this use case (they can take many ideas from lyx which is specialized on mathematics).
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-12-31 05:45:11 UTC
I agree with Cor that this is quite hard but it's a valid enhancement request so marking as such.

Version: ID: daa57a101a20e0b37db7090796ad002b8d192b9b
Date:   Sun Dec 15 23:07:57 2013 +0100 
Platform: Ubuntu Linux 13.10 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Low - not a very used component, won't benefit many users, quite hard to change.

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