Choosing What You See in the Equation Editor

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 11, 2015)

As you enter text and fill equation slots with variables in the Equation Editor, you normally will not be able to see nonprinting characters such as spaces and tabs. If you select Show All from the View menu, however, you will be able to see where these characters occur.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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