Aligning Equation Elements

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated April 16, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


The Equation Editor is an Office add-in program that allows you to develop mathematical equations that actually look good (meaning, "as they should"). Once you have inserted your equation, you can instruct the Equation Editor to align the equation elements according to different criteria. You access the following alignment options through the Equation Editor's Format menu:

  • Left-justify the elements
  • Right-justify the elements
  • Center the elements
  • Align elements at equal signs
  • Align elements at decimal points

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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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