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OpenOffice Writer 3.x Guide
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This is Chapter 16 of the 3 Writer Guide, produced by the OOoAuthors group. A PDF of this chapter is available from Documentation at

Introduction (OOo) has a component for mathematical equations. It is most commonly used as an equation editor for text documents, but it can also be used with other types of documents or stand-alone. When used inside Writer, the equation is treated as an object inside the text document.

Image:documentation_note.pngThe equation editor is for writing equations in symbolic form (as in equation 1). If you want to evaluate a numeric value, see the Calc Guide.
\frac {df(x)}{dx} = \ln(x)+\tan^{-1}(x^2) (1)

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