Setting Line Spacing in the Equation Editor

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 4, 2019)

Part of the reason for using the Equation Editor in the first place is because of the specialized spacing requirements and characters necessary for mathematical formulas. When using the Equation Editor, you can control the spacing that is applied between lines of your equation. This is done as follows:

  1. Choose Spacing from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Spacing dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Spacing dialog box.

  3. Make sure the Line spacing box is selected (it should be; this is the default when the Spacing dialog box is first displayed).
  4. Enter a line spacing value as a percentage of normal.
  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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