Re: [RFC] Make the "LaTeX Equation" dialog modal

From: Martin Sevior <>
Date: Tue Apr 22 2008 - 13:12:42 CEST

I also disagree. I find the non-modal dialog extremely useful for
copying foruma's to successive lines when developing proofs and
showing the working of a mathematical argument. Generally one makes
small changes from one line to the next so the ability or copy a
previous line into the dialog, reposition the carat and paste in the
latex makes this process far faster than other competing maths entry
technologies. It is far easier for me to use than either OO.o or MS



On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 6:35 PM, Jean Bréfort
<> wrote:
> Le mardi 22 avril 2008 à 15:01 +0800, Xun Sun a écrit :
> > Hi all,
> >
> > The current "LaTeX Equation" dialog, as well as the "Find", "Replace"
> > dialogs, is a modeless one. As a result, the user can work on the
> > document in the background when it is opened up.
> >
> > However, the "LaTeX Equation" dialog is somehow different, in that it
> > operates on a specified object at a specified place, just like the
> > "Format"->"Font" dialog. But the dialog has no idea which object
> > (equation) is being edited. If the user points the mouse at some other
> > place in the document before clicking the "Insert" button, then
> > another equation is created/modified instead the original one, which
> > is very confusing.
> >
> > Therefore, I suggest to make this dialog model. Any thoughts or comments?
> I'm not absolutely sure it would be an enhancement. With the current
> version it is possible to easily add related equations at various places
> without closing and reopening the dialog. Otherwise, you can also ensure
> that the edited equation is always the same as it currently works for
> charts (an other embedded objects). I'm not in favor of a modal dialog.
> Best regards,
> Jean
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