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Setting Math with MathType

707 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 12:10 PM by Rick Gurnsey RSS
no time flat Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Feb 6, 2012 2:35 PM

When I insert an equation inline in text, the space below the line in which the equation is inserted is adjusted; that is, space is added below the line. Does anyone know how to stop this from happening, other than displaying the equation in its own paragraph?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 6, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to no time flat)

    What line spacing are you using for your text?

  • Mr.MathType Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to no time flat)

    The default line spacing of 1.2 is "standard", but if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. I experimented around a bit, and what seemed to work for me for 16pt type and "large" equation was a line spacing of "exactly 25 pt". Here's what it looked like for me:

     

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    And here's my Text Inspector:

     

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    That equation, BTW, was given to me by a friend who has degrees in both Chemistry & Math. It's read as follows: "Add some fluoride to the tth to d-phi d-k". It's worth at least a small groan.

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  • Rick Gurnsey Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to no time flat)

    When a mathtype equation is inserted there is a baseline shift. If one looks at the paragraph style there is now the possibility to 'revert to defined style'. If you do revert then the baseline shift is lost. Is there anyway to protect an inserted equation against this, or to prevent the insertion of an equation from flagging that the paragraph style has been changed? I've got a document with lots of equations and often the paragraph styles need to be reapplied. As consequence, all equations in the paragraph get shifted up by five points. Each equation then has to be double-clicked on to enter Mathtype so that the -5 shift is reapplied.

     

    Thanks.

  • Mr.MathType Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to Rick Gurnsey)

    You're replying to a thread that's nearly a year old. Still, I believe the answer to your question is "no" -- assuming you're talking about using MathType with iBooks Author, which is what the thread is about.

  • Rick Gurnsey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to Mr.MathType)

    Thanks. Sorry. I'm using Pages but I assume it's the same issue. My query was about Pages. Should have looked more carefully at what came back. (I was aware that this was an old thread. I'll look for a newer one.)

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