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### Left brace in formula editor

Posted:

**Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:41 am**
by **euler010**

Does anyone know how to put a lone left brace in the formula editor? I want to write a system of equations with a left brace only (as systems of equations are usually written in textbooks). I would like the brace to extend to multiple equations.

I can get large braces that are on both sides; I just want the left one though.

### Re: Left brace in formula editor

Posted:

**Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:18 am**
by **acknak**

left lbrace

stuff...

right none

E.g.

left lbrace

stack {

a = b #

b = c #

a = c

}

right none

Note: brackets will not pair across a 'newline'

### Re: Left brace in formula editor

Posted:

**Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:15 pm**
by **euler010**

I've tried that before. It works great until I close the file and reopen it. Then the right bracket is there accompanying the left.

### Re: Left brace in formula editor

Posted:

**Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:59 pm**
by **acknak**

It works fine for me, with the sample quoted above.

Can you share the formula you're having trouble with?

What file format are you saving in?

Try saving as OOo's native ODF format if you were using something else.

### Re: Left brace in formula editor

Posted:

**Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:39 am**
by **orabonac@yahoo.it**

what can i do if i wanto to write

left lbrace

stack {

a = b # if x > 0

b = c # if x <= 0

a = c

}

right none

????

There are no spaces between the function and the clause 'if'.

thaks.

### Re: Left brace in formula editor

Posted:

**Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:53 pm**
by **Daiwe01**

Perhaps

left lbrace

matrix {

a=b # if x > 0 ##

b=c # if x <= 0 ##

a=b # ` `

}

right none