Article ID: 170877

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007

APPLIES TO

- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170877

## SYMPTOMS

In Word 97, when you double-click an equation that contains a horizontal brace character, the following error message appears:

## WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps to insert the Equation Editor object as an Enhanced Metafile:

- Open the document and click the Equation Editor Object.
- On the Edit menu, click Copy.
- On the Edit menu, click Paste Special, and then click Picture (Enhanced Metafile).

## STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows, Service Release 1.

## MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Equation Editor symbols and templates, do the following:

- Start the Equation Editor.
- On the Help menu, click Equation Editor Help Topics.
- On the Contents tab, double-click Reference Information.
- Click "Inserting mathematical templates in an equation" and then click "Inserting fence templates in an equation."

NOTE: If Equation Editor Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

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