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Make a formula output the result

Postby RecoJohnson » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:15 am

What do i type to make a formula output the result in OpenOffice writer?
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Re: Make a formula output the result

Postby therabi » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:23 am

You can insert a table cell and type in =(formula) and the result will show in the cell, replace formula with you actual formula.

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Re: Make a formula output the result

Postby RecoJohnson » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:25 am

Is there anyway to do it just using insert > object > formula?
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Re: Make a formula output the result

Postby therabi » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:52 am

Not that I am aware of. The Formula editor is just for writing formulas for display in a normal text environment.
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Re: Make a formula output the result

Postby RecoJohnson » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:53 am

Hmm ok. They should add that though. Would be handy. No point in writing out a nicely formatted formula if it doesn't calculated the answer XD
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Re: Make a formula output the result

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:37 am

A text document is not a calculation sheet. If you want the calculation, use Calc. Else, it means that you're looking for something else than a word processing.
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