Bug 98846 - Please add a Tools, Copy MathML to Clipboard option in the Formula Editor
Summary: Please add a Tools, Copy MathML to Clipboard option in the Formula Editor
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formula Editor (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Formula-Editor Clipboard MathML
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Reported: 2016-03-23 16:02 UTC by Ben van der Merwe
Modified: 2023-06-14 14:48 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Ben van der Merwe 2016-03-23 16:02:54 UTC
I love the Math Editor and that you can paste MathML into it. However, to get MathML out again, you need to save the equation as a MathML file, open it in an editor, and then copy it from there.

If you edit a lot of equations that are in another tools that supports MathML, then it is very convenient to be able to copy and paste MathML.

So please add this option? it should be readily doable as the Save As option supports MathML, so you just need a menu option and to put it in the clipboard instead.

Comment 1 Ben van der Merwe 2016-03-23 16:03:55 UTC
Note that there is an existing "Tools", "Import MathML from Clipboard" option. A matching "Paste MathML to Clipboard" is what I would very much like.
Comment 2 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2016-03-24 08:22:38 UTC
Valid enhancement request --> st to NEW.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 3 Ben van der Merwe 2016-04-04 20:50:33 UTC
I guess to be consistent the new option should be called "Export MathML to Clipboard". Thanks.
Comment 4 Doug Stevens 2023-06-14 14:48:36 UTC
I'll echo all of the above.  This feature would be amazing when working with web based learning platforms such as moodle. Just export MathML to clipboard and then paste into Moodle's edit box.  Currently the flow is save-as mathml, open the exported doc with text editor, copy and then paste into moodle.