Setting Superscript Height in the Equation Editor

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 22, 2014)

When using the Equation Editor, you can control the spacing that the Equation Editor applies between the baseline of a character in an equation and the baseline of a superscript for that character. The value you specify represents a percentage of the normal spacing that would otherwise be used. Thus, a value of 75% represents a spacing that is 3/4 of the normal font size. You can set this adjustment as follows:

  1. Choose Spacing from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Spacing dialog box.
  2. Click on the Superscript height box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Superscript height box of the Spacing dialog box.

  4. Enter a superscript height spacing as a percentage of the normal font size.
  5. Click on OK.

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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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