math "formulae" using libreoffice

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Nov 22 00:12:15 UTC 2013

On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:49:59 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 09:10:10PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:18:53 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > [it's a nonsense 
> > > 	formula, really.]  ---anybody know how I can put   a square
> > > 	around the expression?
> > 
> > That could be done with Insert -> Frame (german version: Rahmen).
> > Then define the desired border width for the frame and how it
> > should flow in the text (anchor at paragraph or as a character;
> > flow parallel). Put the formula into the frame.
> 	is this openoffice?   how about libreoffice?  I'll gooogle 
> 	around for "frame"....

That's the _german_ version of OpenOffice (the only german
version of a software I use, only occassionally). In LibreOffice
it should be similar, but I don't know the _english_ name of
the thing. It's in the "Insert" menu and allows you to add
frames. Those can be placed anywhere in the text and contain
text (and also a formula), and they can have borders of
variable thickness.

>From the list at
I think it's actually called "Frame". You can doubleclick on
the resulting frame to set its options with a dialog with several
tabs; has some help
about that, it matches what I see in OpenOffice.

In many regards, OpenOffice and LibreOffice are "the same", even
though LibreOffice is "the new" OpenOffice today. The fact that
I'm still using it is that my home installation is already several
years old and I never touch a running system. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
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