How can I change the height of mathematical equations in Microsoft Word 2013?


How can I change the height of mathematical equations in Microsoft Word 2013?

Example: I would like to change the height of the following selected equation:

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to have the same the height as the following selected equation:

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I use Microsoft Word 2013 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. I cannot use LaTeX (constrained by my editor).

Here is the file from which I took the example (Google preview isn't able to show mathematical equations so it needs to be downloaded).


Answers:


  1. Go to the end of the equation that has too large of a gap under it.
  2. Hit the "Delete" key to bring the equation below up and directly onto the end of it:

Problematic Equations

  1. Then to put it back on it's own line use Shift+Enter.

Using Shift+Enter will force a "Line break", instead of the "Paragraph break" Word likes to use when you hit Enter, thus reducing the gap:

Result