Setting Math with MathType

What line spacing are you using for your text?

Like (0)


I started with the default line spacing in the Algebra template; that is, 1.2. I did change the font and size in MathType to the default font and size in the template, i.e., 16 pt Helvetica Regular. The equation was simple, although two terms were enclosed in parentheses. The space was added below the line regardless of the line spacing I chose for the paragraph.

Like (0)


The problem is that, when the MathType equation is inserted, it is inserted with a baseline shift. In my test using the default setting in the Algebra template and changing the MathType preferences to match the text font, the insertion point has a baseline shift of 5 points. When I remove the shift, the leading is OK....but the equation appears 5 points above the rest of the text. Any solutions?

Like (0)


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:
And here's my Text Inspector:
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 t^{th} to dphi dk". It's worth at least a small groan.
iBooks Author 1.0
Like (0)


Thank you, Mr. MathType!!! I did not realize that one could set the leading to "exactly" by clicking on the double arrows. Perfect!

Like (0)


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 doubleclicked on to enter Mathtype so that the 5 shift is reapplied.
Thanks.

Like (0)


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.

Like (0)


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.)

Like (0)
