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Word randomly rescales equations and other embedded objects

Sometimes in a Word document containing several equations, after closing and re-opening Word, the equations have been randomly re-scaled. The proportions aren't off by more than a few percent, but it's noticeable. An example would be height & width of 97x101%, when of course the original was 100x100%. To be clear, this isn't with a specific version of WinWord, but it is specific to equations created MS Equation 3.0 and MathType -- IOW, equation objects. We've seen this happen with other objects too, primarily embedded Excel charts, so it does seem like it's Word causing the issue, and not Equation Editor, MathType, nor Excel or any other app.

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      • Ken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This issue is extremely irritating given that I write very technical documents that require many embedded mathematical symbols and equations. Every time I reopen a document they are all rescaled (some larger, some smaller, some scaled to give different aspect ratios, etc.). Is there any way that I can avoid this?

      • Mary Villanueva commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This also happens with Office 2016 and Office 2013 which I use at home. Very frustrating to have to redo equations over and over.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For many years now, I've been an extensive user of MathType; but since I've been using it in conjunction with Word365, I've encountered an annoying problem. Specifically, having inserted a MathType equation into a Word document, and then saved it and closed down Windows 10, there is a problem on re-opening the document on a later occasion. What happens is that the MathType symbolism appears in reduced size - and sometimes larger. This never happened with previous versions of Word (that were included in Microsoft Office, for example). I may seek a refund from Microsoft if this problem isn't soon resolved.
        Peter Ruane, CHELMSFORD, UK.

      • Harrys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree 100% with the followng comment: I typeset large technical books with Word and MathType. After closing and re-opening files, the thousands of equations change size slightly and not only look ugly, but affect the layout of the text in detrimental ways (including changing where pages break). This is extremely severe and should be a top priority for fixing.

      • Harrys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Over a year has passed since the problem has been submitted. "We’re reviewing your suggestion." is the best you can do?

      • Harrys commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You need to fix this problem asap because as a math teacher it messes up with all my math books. When will you fix this. Please answer

      • Alexandros Theo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have been working on a recent paper the last weeks. After I discovered this problem, Microsoft word is over for me!

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