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Inserting a "Microsoft Equation" changes the Line Spacing

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My problem is that, when I insert a 'Microsoft Equation' in the text, the

Line Spacing between the line in which the equation is inserted, and the

previous and the next line of the text increases beyond the predefined value

in the document template. Please give me some hints on how to get around this

problem!

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    • On 3-Apr-2006, saeedstar wrote:

      > My problem is that, when I insert a 'Microsoft Equation' in the text, the

      > Line Spacing between the line in which the equation is inserted, and the

      > previous and the next line of the text increases beyond the predefined

      > value in the document template. Please give me some hints on how to

      > get around this problem!

      There have been some excellent replies so far to this problem. Let me

      summarize:

      1. Word increases the paragraph spacing to accommodate the largest object

      within the paragraph -- one line at a time.

      1a. You can make the spacing uniform by specifying a paragraph spacing of

      "Exactly _ _ pt". I recommend a spacing of "exactly" rather than "at

      least". I think you'll find it produces more consistent results. Just pick

      a point value large enough to fit the equation.

      1b. If it seems the equation has enough "padding" to skew the paragraph

      spacing too wild, there's nothing you can do about it.

      2. If the solution to #1 above is unacceptable, make the equation a

      "display" equation. That is, make the equation on a paragraph of its own,

      centered horozontally in the line.

      3. I *never* recommend clicking and dragging a corner of an equation to

      re-size the equation. Think about it -- you're using Equation Editor to make

      your equations look the best they can be. If you drag one equation one way

      and another equation another way, every equation will be a slightly

      different size. If you need to change the size of the equation, use the

      Size/Define command in Equation Editor -- don't drag the corner of the

      equation.

      The bottom line is -- Word isn't a desktop publishing application. It's a

      word processing application. If you want professional typesetting, use

      QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign.

      Bob Mathews bobm at dessci.com

      Director of Training

      http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news

      FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5

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      #1; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:49:00 GMT
    • Would you explaine a bit more about the second option. Does it mean that I

      should remove the eqution from the paragraph, and put it in a separate new

      line?!

      "Bob Mathews" wrote:

      > On 3-Apr-2006, saeedstar wrote:

      >

      > There have been some excellent replies so far to this problem. Let me

      > summarize:

      > 1. Word increases the paragraph spacing to accommodate the largest object

      > within the paragraph -- one line at a time.

      > 1a. You can make the spacing uniform by specifying a paragraph spacing of

      > "Exactly _ _ pt". I recommend a spacing of "exactly" rather than "at

      > least". I think you'll find it produces more consistent results. Just pick

      > a point value large enough to fit the equation.

      > 1b. If it seems the equation has enough "padding" to skew the paragraph

      > spacing too wild, there's nothing you can do about it.

      > 2. If the solution to #1 above is unacceptable, make the equation a

      > "display" equation. That is, make the equation on a paragraph of its own,

      > centered horozontally in the line.

      > 3. I *never* recommend clicking and dragging a corner of an equation to

      > re-size the equation. Think about it -- you're using Equation Editor to make

      > your equations look the best they can be. If you drag one equation one way

      > and another equation another way, every equation will be a slightly

      > different size. If you need to change the size of the equation, use the

      > Size/Define command in Equation Editor -- don't drag the corner of the

      > equation.

      > The bottom line is -- Word isn't a desktop publishing application. It's a

      > word processing application. If you want professional typesetting, use

      > QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign.

      > --

      > Bob Mathews bobm at dessci.com

      > Director of Training

      > http://www.dessci.com/free.asp?free=news

      > FREE fully-functional 30-day evaluation of MathType 5

      > Design Science, Inc. -- "How Science Communicates"

      > MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide

      >

      #2; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:50:00 GMT
    • If I press Enter before and after the equation, it will show up in a new

      line, but i want the equation to be within my text.

      "Stefan Blom" wrote:

      > If you want the equation in the text (as opposed to wrapped, or

      > "floating"), make sure it is in a paragraph by itself (press Enter

      > before and after it).

      > Fixed line spacing does work for equations small enough to fit with

      > other text inside a paragraph.

      > --

      > Stefan Blom

      > Microsoft Word MVP

      >

      > "saeedstar" wrote in message

      > news:AA6CD3B7-C069-424D-8A29-4AA1A75F48F7.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > Paragraph

      > by the

      > Line

      > equation.

      > logged in via

      > question?".

      > text, the

      > and the

      > predefined value

      > get around this

      >

      >

      #3; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:51:00 GMT
    • it expands enough to accommodate the equation you;ve inserted. Why is it a

      problem?

      "saeedstar" <saeedstar.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:15D41FEF-65E9-4C52-AB7E-BA60B0EDBA3B.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > My problem is that, when I insert a 'Microsoft Equation' in the text, the

      > Line Spacing between the line in which the equation is inserted, and the

      > previous and the next line of the text increases beyond the predefined

      > value

      > in the document template. Please give me some hints on how to get around

      > this

      > problem!

      >

      #4; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:43:00 GMT
    • Hi saeedstar,

      A. Allow a different value by means of Format | Paragraph... (set Line

      Spacing to 'At least') for the paragraph that contains the equation.

      B. Drag the handles of the equation to resize it.

      Or try a combining these two.

      Good luck,

      Cooz

      PS: If this is a satisfying answer to your question and you're logged in via

      the Microsoft site, please click Yes to "Did this post answer the question?".

      Thanks.

      "saeedstar" wrote:

      > My problem is that, when I insert a 'Microsoft Equation' in the text, the

      > Line Spacing between the line in which the equation is inserted, and the

      > previous and the next line of the text increases beyond the predefined value

      > in the document template. Please give me some hints on how to get around this

      > problem!

      >

      #5; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:44:00 GMT
    • It expands more than required; therfore I would like to decrease the amount

      of expansion.

      "Jezebel" wrote:

      > it expands enough to accommodate the equation you;ve inserted. Why is it a

      > problem?

      >

      > "saeedstar" <saeedstar.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:15D41FEF-65E9-4C52-AB7E-BA60B0EDBA3B.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      >

      >

      #6; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:45:00 GMT
    • Unfortunately none of the solutions worked! I also teried 'Format | Paragraph

      setting Line Spacing to 'Exactly') but the equation became ocluded by the

      text!

      "Cooz" wrote:

      [vbcol=seagreen]

      > Hi saeedstar,

      > A. Allow a different value by means of Format | Paragraph... (set Line

      > Spacing to 'At least') for the paragraph that contains the equation.

      > B. Drag the handles of the equation to resize it.

      > Or try a combining these two.

      > Good luck,

      > Cooz

      > --

      > PS: If this is a satisfying answer to your question and you're logged in via

      > the Microsoft site, please click Yes to "Did this post answer the question?".

      > Thanks.

      >

      > "saeedstar" wrote:

      #7; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:46:00 GMT
    • This is inevitable if you insert the equation in line. Change the layout of

      the object to an option other than in-line with text and then it does not

      form part of the paragraph containing it.

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      saeedstar wrote:[vbcol=seagreen]

      > Unfortunately none of the solutions worked! I also teried 'Format |

      > Paragraph setting Line Spacing to 'Exactly') but the equation became

      > ocluded by the text!

      > "Cooz" wrote:

      #8; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:47:00 GMT
    • If you want the equation in the text (as opposed to wrapped, or

      "floating"), make sure it is in a paragraph by itself (press Enter

      before and after it).

      Fixed line spacing does work for equations small enough to fit with

      other text inside a paragraph.

      Stefan Blom

      Microsoft Word MVP

      "saeedstar" wrote in message

      news:AA6CD3B7-C069-424D-8A29-4AA1A75F48F7.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > Unfortunately none of the solutions worked! I also teried 'Format |

      Paragraph

      > setting Line Spacing to 'Exactly') but the equation became ocluded

      by the[vbcol=seagreen]

      > text!

      > "Cooz" wrote:

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      #9; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:48:00 GMT