Subject: Re: Equations with Abiword
From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 14:47:32 CST
On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Piotr Sawuk wrote:
> Martin Sevior wrote:
> > On Sat, 5 Jan 2002, Oliver Margraf wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I'm a newbie to Abiword and was using (compulsory) MS Word for a longer
> > > time. Because I have sometimes to work with equations, I'd like to know if
> > > there is a possibility to make equations in Abiword, or if there is a plugin?
> > > Or any recommendations for a good equation application (beside LaTeX and Tex
> > > ;-)) running under KDE2?
> > > Thanks in advance.
> > Sorry we don't much more than "Insrt symbol" for now. Much better equation
> > support is available in Kword, Lyx and Oppen Office. Of course these three
> > programs have other problems we don't but they do equations, we don't :-(
> > If you must use abiword with abiword your only hope is to use another
> > program to write the equation then take screen shots, turn them into in
> > images and paste them into abiword. This totally sucks I know.
> talking of which, is there some image-format supported by abi
> which stores line-strokes instead of bitmaps? it would save a
> lot of space if the equations could get converted into such
> an image-format. are there thoughts in that direction? in
> other word-processors there is usually a built-in editor with
> proprietary image-formats (i.e. not all do use .wmf drawings).
> what will abi support for line-drawing, and when?
This is the "Vector Graphics" support we all want. The plan is to have
internal vector graphics support via the W3C Structured Vector Graphics
I believe FJF is working on this, or at least thinking about it. He could
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