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Word: Integral Formulas May Appear Misaligned with Radicals

PSS ID Number: Q51453 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 , 3.01, 3.02, 4.0


The integral or summation formula (Greek sigma symbol) can appear to misalign itself vertically when it precedes a radical (root) equation of other than a simple (second) root.

For example, the following formula equations (where "" is created by pressing COMMAND+OPTION+)

A. (i=1,i=n,(3,i+1)) B. (i=1,i=n,(,i+1))

produce the following equations:

  1. {| ! i=n B. ! i=n |- | \ |   ___ |- | > 3/— | > /i+1 |- | / / i+1 | / |} i=1 i=1

In the first example (A), the integral is aligned (centered vertically) based on the root value (3). In the second example, the entire root equation is centered vertically.


Integrals of simple radical equations (square roots) align correctly, with the equation centered vertically, whereas complex radical equations have the integral centered on the radical value.

Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.

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