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About NeoOffice Math
The Math component integrated in NeoOffice allows you to write formulæ and mathematical symbols both in other NeoOffice document and as standalone Math documents. Formulæ created as standalone documents can also be inserted into text documents, spreadsheets, or presentations.
The method used by NeoOffice Math for writing formulæ, although not as intuitive as the methods used by MathType, the AppleWorks equation editor, or Microsoft Office, is very effective and permits the inclusion of these formulæ in any document.
Using NeoOffice Math
Writing a formula in a NeoOffice document (text, spreadsheet, presentation)
There are two possible ways to do this:
 Using the Formula Command window:
 Select Formula from the Object submenu of the Insert menu.
 A floating Selection window appears and the document window is split, with the Command “window” appearing at the bottom of the document. The Selection window lists all of the groups of mathematical symbols and functions available, which appear in the lower part of the Selection window when clicking on the corresponding group icon.
 Click on an icon, e.g. Operators, to show all of the items available in that group.
 Click on the icon of the operator that you want to use (in this example, a limit, an integral, or a sum).
 In the Command window, complete the formula by replacing the <?> with your desired values or operators. If there are multiple fields (<?>) to fill in, you can move from one to the next by pressing F4.
 Select Formula from the Object submenu of the Insert menu.
 Writing the formula directly in your document:
 If you are familiar with the syntax of the NeoOffice Math language, simply type your formula in the document.
 Select your formula and then choose Formula from the Object submenu of the Insert menu. NeoOffice automatically turns your typed formula into a real formula object.
Creating and inserting a standalone formula
Creating a standalone formula
 Select the Formula item in the New submenu of the File menu. A document consisting of an empty page and the Command window attached to the bottom of the page will open, as will the Selection window. Apply one of the two methods explained in the preceding section to enter your formula. The forumla will appear in the middle of the blank page.
 Save your formula like any other document; the file will be saved in the .odf format.
Inserting a standalone formula in a NeoOffice document
When inserting a standalone formula into a text document, spreadsheet or presentation, there are two methods available:
 Choose OLE Object… from the Object submenu of the Insert menu.
 In the Insert OLE Object window that appears, click on Create from file and then on the Search… button. After you have selected the desired formula file, click OK.
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 Choose Formula from the Object submenu of the Insert menu.
 Choose Import Formula… from the Tools menu.
In the open dialogue which appears, navigate to the formula you wish to import, select it and click Open. This way you can build a set of formulas which can be easily inserted and edited in a NeoOffice document.
Two documents in English can be downloaded here
You'll find a very complete Howto about writing mathematical formulas here (in French).
Tips and Hints
 Defining Formula Fonts in NeoOffice
 Formatting Formulas in NeoOffice Math
 Page Setting Formulas
 Using Catalog in NeoOffice Math
 Problems with Keywords in Formulas