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April 4th, 2005 at 2:01 pm

Equation editor – help please

Equation editor – help please

Post by eileen shannon on Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:23 pm
I have been using the Equation editor. After I cut and paste the equation, its size changes. How do I make sure it stays the same size?

Eileen Shannon
Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:16 pm

A lot of the sizing issues would have changed with the version of WordPerfect; the equation editor has gone through some major rewrites over the years, and it doesn’t act the same in all versions. Which WP is it?

Note that dragging a graphic, including an equation, can resize it if you aren’t watching the mouse icon closely. Grab the image from the center, not the edge–look at how the pointer icon changes.

In general, once you’ve created a formula, it acts as a character-anchored graphic, in-line. If the size is wrong, you can adjust it in two basic ways:

1) In the equation editor, change the font size to match the surrounding text (11 points, or close, usually).

2) Right-click the box holding the formula, choose size, and set the width to ‘maintain proportions’ and the height to match the surrounding text. For a simple formula (c=2 Pi x r), 1/6″ is the approximate height of a normal line of text. Multiply 1/6″ as needed for the taller equations.

Note that putting an equation in a line of text will, by default, change the line height, because the line height is set to ‘auto’ unless you change it. You may have to override that ‘auto’ setting and change line height to 1/6″ for any paragraph containing a formula. (Again, 1/6″ based on typical 6 lines per inch single-spacing.)