Inserting Symbols on Math

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It is possible to insert on Math different symbols to complement the mathematical expressions. From the Math toolbar it is possible to access the catalogue


Once the user learn the symbol name, it is possible to insert it directly on the editor area without using the catalogue.

By default, under "Symbol set" there are three categories: "Special", "Greek" (shown on the screen shot) and "iGreek".

The Math editor have support for unicode: copying a character from, for example, Writer and pasting it on Math it is enough to use it.

It is possible to add new symbols or even new categories to the catalogue. Selecting one symbol from the catalogue, pressing the  Edit  button we obtain


  1. To Add a new symbol, delete the name written on "Symbol" (not "Old Symbol") and write a new name (for example, MySymbol)
  2. Select a font that contains the needed symbol, the symbol set and pick the symbol from the table.
  3. If necessary and the font provides it, select the Typeface (Standard, Bold, Italic, Bold-Italic)
  4. Optionally, it is possible to define a new Symbol set to classify the new symbols.
  5. Accept the changes.
  6. Now, you can use the new symbol on any equation writing %MySymbol
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