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    New Equation Editor Handling Subscripts Incorrectly

    With the old equation editor, it could handle summations properly. The new one does not put the terms above and below the summation but rather (incorrectly) after the summation. Is there a fix for this behavior?

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    Last edited by Ronny; 2015-10-21 at 17:36.
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    Sorry for the very tardy reply to your post from nearly 3 months ago, but I figure even if you have discovered the answer by now, others reading this thread may have the same question. The difference is in how the summation is situated. If it's in an "inline" equation (one that shares a line with other text), the summation limits will be in the sub/superscript position, as you show in the "incorrect" section of your screen shot. If it's in a "display" equation (where the equation is the only thing on the line), limits will be above and below. You probably already know you can switch an equation from inline to display, or vice versa, but doing so will also move the limits on a summation. I don't know of a way around that.

    inline_summation.png

    ...will result in the 2nd summation here:

    display_summation.png

    If you construct it as a display equation, the moment you add anything else to the line, Word will switch it to inline. (BTW, the "old" equation editor is still in Word -- even Word 2016. You can find it in the Text group of the Insert tab. You use "Insert Object" just like the old days.)
    Last edited by afwings; 2016-01-06 at 17:04.
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    I had not figured this out so I am very glad you explained it to me.

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