Setting Numerator Height Spacing in the Equation Editor

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 16, 2015)

When using the Equation Editor, you can control the spacing applied between a division line and the numerator (the part of the equation above the division line). This spacing is defined as the distance between the division line and the baseline for the numerator. 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 Numerator height 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 numerator height 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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