Setting Fraction Bar Thickness in the Equation Editor

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated February 22, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


The Equation Editor allows you to specify the thickness of the division line (the fraction bar) it uses in equations. You do this as follows:

  1. Choose Spacing from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Spacing dialog box.
  2. Click on the Fraction bar thickness 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 fraction bar thickness value in points.
  5. Click on OK.

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