# OpenOffice

Great move. It would be perfect if I use equations heavily in PowerPoints for the physics classes I teach. The math editor in Open Office is really bad and does a lousy job. I installed MathType under Wine.

## Apache OpenOffice Math

Great move. It would be perfect if I use equations heavily in PowerPoints for the physics classes I teach. The math editor in Open Office is really bad and does a lousy job. I installed MathType under Wine. Lousy results, I don’t know why. I then got the demo of CrossOver Linux, still Wine based, but the results are what I expect, sort of. Most everything works cleanly but some symbols, important ones such as limits on integrals, circular integrals, some but not all special symbols come out garbled.

On Windows, the problem is almost always missing fonts. No luck. Some people suggest LaTex but I don’t see the point of learning that massive system for slides.

I’ve played with LyX, but that is not really designed for creating equations for other apps. The general attitude I’ve gotten from many on Linux sites is a variation of the old joke: The sign in the general store says “If we don’t carry it, you don’t need it. I like silly GUI stuff! I am not sure I know what is really wrong.

Something else? I know that CrossOver doesn’t explicitly support MathType but it installed and runs fine. Any ideas? I want the perfect Linux machine!

### Re: Mathtype equations in OpenOffice

By replacing the Microsoft symbol-fonts by their OpenOffice analogs, one can get at least a reasonable display. Symbols should now show up correctly. There are at least two options, which are unfortunately both not extremely convenient. Click ok. If you now double-click on one of the math-elements it opens the editor rather than the viewer , just click outside the editing area to return to the ppt-view.

### VIDEO: Oh no, there’s been an error

Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office productivity software suite. editing mathematical formulae, analogous to Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType. Dear All, I have a big trouble with Open Office. I need to open the word document with many MathType formulas made in MSWord in Windows. To get the equation into OpenOffice Presenter which does not recognize MathType as an OLE object, I save the equation in eps/wmf format (the.