Setting Matrix Row Spacing in the Equation Editor

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated April 12, 2021)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


When using the Equation Editor, you can control the spacing that the Equation Editor applies between lines in a matrix. The value you specify represents a percentage of the normal spacing that would otherwise be used. Thus, a value of 125% represents a spacing that is 25 percent larger than normal. To set this adjustment, do the following:

  1. Choose Spacing from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Spacing dialog box.
  2. Click on the Matrix row spacing box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Spacing dialog box.

  4. Enter a matrix row spacing value as a percentage of normal.
  5. Click on OK.

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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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