Nudging an Equation

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 16, 2014)

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If you use the Equation Editor to create equations in your documents, you can achieve some pretty cool effects. After you print an equation, you may find that you want to fine-tune how the various elements of the equation are positioned. (You don't want to spoil all that work.) To fine-tune the printing of your equation, return to the Equation Editor and select the element you want to adjust. Then you can use the following shortcut keys to adjust the position of the element:

Shortcut Effect
Ctrl+Left Arrow Moves element left one pixel
Ctrl+Right Arrow Moves element right one pixel
Ctrl+Up Arrow Moves element up one pixel
Ctrl+Down Arrow Moves element down one pixel

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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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What is eight more than 3?

2015-09-23 08:58:29

Dick Henry

I don't want to adjust the position of elements in the equation, I want to slightly adjust the position of the whole equation on the page. e.g. shift it slightly to the left. Help!


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