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In OOoLaTeX for OpenOffice, when I use \cancel in .png format, it works, but it does not work for .emf format. For the .emf case, it just puts a weird symbol on the letter. Any idea?

Edit 1:

In .emf format, \cancel{a} draws a diagonal, but with different symbols, not with just a line. It works well in .png format.

Edit 2: Works fine for LaTeX but not for OOoLaTeX.

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Any Idea -- Hmm, unfortunately none! Please tell us something more informative about the problem. Thank you... – kan Oct 16 '12 at 8:10

I'm not sure if this is relevant to your issue, but from browsing the OOoLaTeX help forum, it appears that the set of BaKoMa fonts available from the OOoLaTeX website is incomplete, which causes errors with many symbols for .emf files, but not for .png files. Apparently, the complete font files can be found here.

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I installed BaKoMa but it did not solve my problem. – Shibli Oct 16 '12 at 23:09
I guess that my answer was a bit of a shot in the dark. Still, my guess would be that OOoLaTeX does not include (or does not include the newest version of) some package that the cancel package loads. – Andrew Uzzell Oct 18 '12 at 9:11

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