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Microsoft Word 2007

Equation Editor Options

While using the Word 2007 Equation Editor, you may want to change your expression's appearance, justification, or other formatting options. This document illustrates how to format your mathematical expression.

return to topFormatting Mathematical Expressions

Once you have created your mathematical expression, you may want to change how it looks.

  1. In the Equation Editor, click the Formatting pull-down listdown arrow
    A list of formatting options appears.
    Equation Editor formatting options
    The following table describes each option's function:

Image Option Function
Save as New Equation... image Save as New Equation... Saves the equation into Word's list of built-in equations
NOTE: Refer to Saving Custom Equations for more information.
Professional display image Professional Displays the equation in two or more lines
EXAMPLE: Example of an expression in Professional form
Linear display image Linear Displays the equation in a single line
EXAMPLE: Example of an expression in Linear form
  Change to Display/Change to Inline Toggles the equation between Display (i.e., centered) and Inline (i.e., flush left)
NOTE: Depending on the functions and operators in the equation, the equation may shrink when switching from Display to Inline.
  Justification Aligns the equation Left, Right, Centered, or Centered as a Group
NOTE: To activate the Justification option, the Change to Display/Change to Inline option must be set to Display.


return to topAdvanced Editing Options

The Equation Options dialog box offers more formatting options, such as changing math fonts and justification within the Equation text box.

  1. From the Insert menu, in the Symbols group, click EQUATIONequation button
    Select your equation

  2. From the Design command tab, in the Tools group, click EQUATION OPTIONSaccess Equation Options
    The Equation Options dialog box appears.
    Equation options dialog box

  3. Make the desired changes

  4. OPTIONAL: To change the default settings to the current selected settings
    1. Click DEFAULTS...
      A confirmation dialog box appears.
    2. Click YES

  5. Click OK

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