Setting Limit Height in the Equation Editor

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 28, 2012)

When using the Equation Editor, you can input summation and other types of equations that use limits. These appear as characters above the main body of the equation. You can control the spacing the Equation Editor uses between the top of the equation body and the baseline of the limit line. The value you specify represents a percentage of the normal spacing that would otherwise be used. Thus, a setting of 25% represents a spacing that is only 1/4 of normal. You can set this adjustment by following these steps:

  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 Limit height box. The Equation Editor changes the Spacing dialog box.
  4. Enter a limit height spacing that is a percentage of normal.
  5. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (944) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

Author Bio

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. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Canceling a Menu

Want to cancel whatever menu command you started to use in Excel? The normal method is by pressing Esc, but this is not ...

Discover More

Maintaining Text Formatting in a Lookup

Want to maintain the formatting used in one cell when you use formulas to reference that text in another cell? The answer ...

Discover More

Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting (Table of Contents)

Conditional formatting allows you to modify how information is displayed based upon criteria that you define. Excel ...

Discover More

Learning Made Easy! Quickly teach yourself how to format, publish, and share your content using Word 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Check out Microsoft Word 2013 Step by Step today!

More WordTips (menu)

Setting Line Spacing in the Equation Editor

The Equation Editor can be a great boon when you need to include complex mathematical equations in your document. The ...

Discover More

Setting a Spacing Adjustment in the Equation Editor

The Equation Editor is a handy tool when you are creating documents that rely on mathematical formulas. If you want to ...

Discover More

Numbering Equations

Word allows you to easily number a variety of elements in your document. Not so with equations; there is no automatic ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is six more than 9?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


This Site

Got a version of Word that uses the menu interface (Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.

Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.