by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 16, 2014)
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:
|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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