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    How to Lower characters in equations (Word 2000 SR 1)

    Hi,
    In Word 2000, I'm editing some engineering documents with occasional equations.
    In one of the equations, the original author has created a subscript by lowering the characters by 3pts. If found this out using the What's This tool.
    I think this feature could be very useful (ordinary subscripts shrink as well as sink) but I can't find any reference in the help.
    Can anyone refer me to some documentation on lowering characters by 3 points?
    It would also be great for raising the c in Scottish names like mine!!
    Thanks,

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    Re: How to Lower characters in equations (Word 200

    I don't know where you would find the documentation but I can tell you to select the characters you want to move and choose Format > Font > Character Spacing where you will discover how to move the characters up or down
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: How to Lower characters in equations (Word 2000 SR 1)

    I'm not sure wether this is what you're after or not but you can use the EQ field to displace/overwrite characters.
    Judith M{ EQ Sİ}Name would give you a superscript and you can format this character separately.
    Similarly { EQ o(

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    Re: How to Lower characters in equations (Word 200

    Hi Judith:
    If you're going to do this frequently, you could also record a macro where you raise or lower a selected character. The macro would be similar to:

    Sub LowerCharacter()
    '
    ' Macro recorded 1/11/05 by Phil Rabichow
    '
    With Selection.Font
    .Position = -3
    End With
    End Sub

    If you need instructions on how to create & use such a macro, see <!post=Creating your first Macro in Word,21373>Creating your first Macro in Word<!/post>.
    Hope this helps,

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