EuroOffice Formula Converter

With the help of the EuroOffice FormulaConverter extension we can replace formulas in our documents with png images for more efficient portability.

Naturally the obtained formulas cannot be edited, but they will become portable.

The use of this extension is very simple. Selecting the Replace Formulae With Images from the Tools menu replaces all of the formulae in the current document with a png image.

First you need to select the resolution of the image from a range between 100 and 500 DPI with a step size of 50. There are two other possibilities:

  1. Since MS Office cannot handle an arbitrary sized image the resolution has an upper bound. This upper bound can be selected by the “max” value and will result in all formulas will be created at the highest resolution possible.
  2. Choosing the “screen” value the images will have the same resolution as our screen.



If this problem arises (that is the one mentioned in the first point) when you have selected a given resolution (e.g. 400 DPI), another dialog will warn us that the image will not be compatible with MS Office and asks you if you want a MS compatible picture or not. If you do, the extension will choose the highest possible resolution (resulting in the same size, if you would have chosen “max” from the ComboBox, but only in case of the given formula) while for all other images it will remain 400 DPI. If we do not choose to have an MS Office compatible image all images will have the chosen 400 DPI resolution.