Setting a Spacing Adjustment in the Equation Editor

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated August 24, 2019)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


When using the Equation Editor, you can control the spacing it uses between elements of your equation. You enter this spacing as an adjustment to the normal spacing between letters, which is a percentage of the regular spacing. Thus, 150% would be half again as much spacing as normally exists between elements. You set this adjustment as follows:

  1. Choose Spacing from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Spacing dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Spacing dialog box.

  3. Click on the Spacing Adjustment box (you will need to scroll down some in the list of spacing settings). The Equation Editor changes the Spacing dialog box.
  4. Enter a spacing adjustment value as a percentage of the regular size.
  5. Click on OK.

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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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