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Adding an Equation Editor Tool
If you use the Equation Editor a lot in creating your documents, you'll benefit by making sure it is accessible as quickly as possible. Here's how to add it to a toolbar so you can get at it right away.

Adding Lines in an Equation Editor Matrix
If you are using matrices in your equations, you can add lines to a matrix by applying this tip.

Aligning Equation Elements
Use the Equation Editor to insert an equation into your document, and you'll eventually want to align the elements that make up the equation. Here's the low-down on the type of alignment you can use.

Aligning Plus/Minus Symbols
Scientific writing often involves the use of special symbols, such as the plus/minus symbol. If you want to align these symbols within a table, there are a couple of techniques you can use.

Choosing a Character Size in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a handy tool, particularly for those who must include mathematical equations in their documents. Here's how to specify how large the characters in the equation should be.

Choosing an Equation Style
You can define styles for different characters used in the Equation Editor. It is not as full-featured as styles in Word, but it can make it easier to create great-looking equations.

Choosing What You See in the Equation Editor
Sometimes it can be helpful to see where non-printing characters are located. Here's how to view non-printing characters in the Equation Editor.

Entering a Measurement in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a handy tool, particularly for those who must include mathematical equations in their documents. Here's how to enter measurements using the tool.

Entering Regular Text in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great tool for designing and displaying all sorts of equations in a document. It is not very easy to add regular text to those equations, unless you know the techniques described in this tip.

Equation Editor Font Color
If you want to change the color used by the Equation Editor, you may be out of luck. In fact, the best solution may be to upgrade to MathType, instead.

Nudging an Equation
You can adjust where an equation is printed by moving it minute amounts in any direction.

Numbering Equations
Word allows you to easily number a variety of elements in your document. Not so with equations; there is no automatic numbering feature for them. You can use other tools in the program to get your number to appear just as you want it to, as highlighted in this tip.

Setting a Spacing Adjustment in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a handy tool when you are creating documents that rely on mathematical formulas. If you want to adjust the distance between elements in an equation, then you need to adjust the setting discussed in this tip.

Setting Bracket Clearance Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor provided with Word can be very powerful in how it displays mathematic equations. Here's how you can adjust the portion of the display that controls how close the brackets are to whatever is within the brackets.

Setting Denominator Depth Spacing in the Equation Editor
How to change the distance between a fraction bar and the baseline of the number below it.

Setting Embellishment Spacing in the Equation Editor
The equation editor is a great tool for adding mathematical equations into your document. The placement of many elements of the equation can be adjusted, including the spacing between characters and any embellishments of those characters.

Setting Fraction Bar Overhang Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great tool for easily creating fancy-looking equations in your document. One setting you can control is how far the fraction bar extends beyond portions of a fraction, as described in this tip.

Setting Fraction Bar Thickness in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great tool for easily creating fancy-looking equations in your document. You can even control minute equation elements, such as the thickness of the bar used between numerator and denominator in a fraction. Here's how.

Setting Gap Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great tool that allows you to add equations to your document. You have quite a bit of control over how those equations appear, including the ability to set the space between the numerator and denominator (if your equation has such). Here's how.

Setting Limit Depth Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a handy tool, particularly for those who must include mathematical equations in their documents. Learn how to set the distance between the equation baseline and the baseline of the lower limit line to help make your equation look exactly as you expect.

Setting Limit Height in the Equation Editor
You can adjust the distance between the equation body and a limit line.

Setting Limit Line Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great way to add a professional-looking equation to your document. It allows you to modify many aspects of how your equation appears. If your equation uses multiple limit lines, you can adjust spacing between those lines with this tip.

Setting Line Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor can be a great boon when you need to include complex mathematical equations in your document. The editor allows you a great deal of control over how the equation appears. Here's how to adjust one aspect of that appearance, namely the line spacing.

Setting Matrix Column Spacing in the Equation Editor
If you are using matrices in your equations, you may want to adjust the spacing used between columns.

Setting Matrix Row Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a tool you can use to create complex mathematical formulas and insert them in your documents. If you are using matrices in your equations, you can adjust the spacing between matrix rows by following the steps in this tip.

Setting Numerator Height Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great way to add an professional-looking equation to your document. It allows you to modify many aspects of how your equation appears. This tip shows how to change the distance between a fraction bar and the baseline of the number above it.

Setting Prime Height Spacing in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great tool for easily creating fancy-looking equations in your document. You can even control minute equation elements, such as the height of any prime characters you may use in the equation.

Setting Spacing for Radicals in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a great tool for working with mathematical formulas. If your formula includes a radical symbol, you might want to adjust the spacing around that symbol. Here's how.

Setting Subscript Depth in the Equation Editor
You can specify exactly where subscripts appear in your equations.

Setting Superscript Height in the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor makes it easy to create and add equations to your documents. Here's how to adjust where the equation's superscripts appear in relation to the other equation elements.

Starting the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor is a tool you can use to create complex mathematical formulas and insert them in your documents. Here's how to start the program so you can use it.

Using the Equation Editor for Fractions
How to use the Equation Editor when creating formulae in Word documents.

Wrong Characters Printed in Equations
Ever have the problem of your document printing different characters than what appears on the screen? There are several reasons why this might happen. This tip explores why the Equation Editor could run into funny font substitutions.

 

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