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    Equation editor (WIN XP Pro 2003sp1)

    I have been tasked with updating a document that contains equations. When I open the document under my login all the equations show as blank boxes, but when anyone else logs on to my machine they can see all the equations.

    I can open the equation editor which, for some unknown reason doubles the size of the equation, and then when I exit I cannot resize the box as the format object button is greyed out.

    I have checked all the settings in Word and cannot locate anything that may have changed.

    Can anyone help?
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    Re: Equation editor (WIN XP Pro 2003sp1)

    Do you happen to have ticked "Picture placeholders" in the View tab of Tools | Options...? If so, clear that check box.

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    Re: Equation editor (WIN XP Pro 2003sp1)

    Hans

    Thanks for that. No I don't. However, I have managed to resolve the issue by uninstalling the equation editor and reinstalling it.

    The only issue I have now is that the equations show up with a grey background. While this doesn't affect them in any way, including printing, it is just a bit of an annoyance. I have a lot of Visio flowcharts in my documents and they show up the same way, only on my machine.
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    Re: Equation editor (WIN XP Pro 2003sp1)

    The gray background is because an equation is a field. You can specify how fields are shaded in the View tab of Tools | Options...; you can choose between Never, Always and When Selected.

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    Re: Equation editor (WIN XP Pro 2003sp1)

    Hans again thanks.

    Of course. Didn't even cross my pea brain!

    Cheers
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