Setting Limit Depth Spacing in the Equation Editor

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 27, 2022)

When using the Equation Editor, you can input summation and other types of equations that use limits. Some limits appear as characters above the main body of the equation; some appear below. You can control the spacing the Equation Editor users between the baseline of the equation body and the baseline of the lower limit line. The value you specify represents a percentage of the normal spacing that would otherwise be used. Thus, a value of 150% represents a spacing that is half again as large as normal. You can set this adjustment as follows:

  1. Choose Spacing from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Spacing dialog box.
  2. Click on the Limit depth box (you will need to scroll down some in the list of spacing settings). The Equation Editor changes the Spacing dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Spacing dialog box.

  4. Enter a limit depth 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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