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    Question unwanted spaces in text for equations in Word 2010

    In Word 2010, I'm editing a .docx document that contains a lot of equations, and strange quirks appear in some instances of text that's included in these equations.

    In particular, there seems to be a limit of 10 letters per word. Thus, 'distribution' come out as 'distributi on' and 'underproduction' becomes 'underprodu ction'.

    I'm not sure what equation editor or what version the author used to create these equations (possibly it was Equation Editor 3), but if I right-click on the equation I do get the option to go to Equation Object | Open. I select the text and make sure that Style (from the menu) is set to Text, but the problem remains: a break in the text after the first ten letters. If I set the style to Text

    If, on the other hand, the Style is changed to Variable, the word appears without the unwanted break, but in italics, which is unfortunately not appropriate for this purpose.

    I found an earlier, unsolved, thread in this forum which clearly involved exactly this glitch but where no one seemed to have spotted that the unwanted space appears when a word has more than ten letters http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ight=equations

    Can anyone suggest a solution?

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    No solution from me, sorry, only to add that I also see similar spaces on pasting from certain Windows Registry entries, these are common to everyone who tries to copy/paste the same Registry key. I've no clue as to whether this is in any way related to an Office+Style Copy/Paste issue, it's just that the result is similar.

    Have you only noticed this recently (I'm wondering if it's down to one of the many Windows Updates that are directed at reducing the attack surface of the Font subsystem)?

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    Problem solved. Actually it turns out there is no problem. I had another look at that earlier thread and discovered that this is only a display problem; it doesn't affect the printed document or conversion to pdf. Thank goodness!

    And thanks for your response.

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    Ah, so that problem is purely a cosmetic blip in an intermediate stage of the process. Nice detective work, it avoids the need to find a workaround or fix

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