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I am preparing a presentation on some physics concept for which i need to write 'phi', 'phi dagger', and Hamiltoninan symbol, Is there anyway to do it on libreoffice impress or should i ask my friend to lend his Windows for a day or two?, thanks

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I know Libreoffice Math has a symbol catalog (I believe Libreoffice writer does too) but if copying from those does not work.

Try Ctrl+Shift+U, let go of u but not Shift+Ctrl and type 03A6 (Greek capital letter phi)

The code is ASCII, you can search for what you need here: http://ascii-table.com/unicode-search.php

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More than enough –  kernel_panic Apr 2 '12 at 14:21
    
+1 for the link, though I find more convenient Bucic's answer –  Alberto Mar 21 '13 at 10:32
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In Impress menu: Insert > Object > Math. Impress window should now look like Math window. Go to Tools > Catalog and fiddle with symbols. When you're done with Math input menus just click on the background of your slide.

You can also use Insert > Special character but I think it lacks many basic symbols when compared to the method involving Math.

LibreOffice components are integrated. Learn how to use it to your advantage ;)

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If you want to include greek text inline with regular text, an easy way to do so is just change the font to "Symbol" for those characters that you want to be greek. Then type the case-specific letter corresponding to the greek letter (e.g. P for Pi, n for nu, L for Lambda).

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%letter seems to work most simply. For example, I wanted Lambda, so %lambda %delta %theta gives the lower case letters, and %ALPHA or %CHI for their capital versions.

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1st) In main menu follow "/Insert/Object/Formula" and thn the main menu will change a bit. Now follow "/Tool/catalog".

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