Add the automatic spaces back to the times symbol in equation editor.
Up until a few weeks ago, there has always been automatic spacing around all operators in equation editor. After a recent 2017 update, the times multiplication symbol no longer automatically spaces properly. All other operators continue to automatically space. This automatic spacing for the times symbol still exists in PPT and Excel, just not Word for Windows or Word for Mac. It looks like a glitch that went out in the last update.
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Yes, we want spaces around the multiplication symbol. Especially since that was the default and the other apps still do it.
Yes! Please address
Nick Witcraft commented
It should never have been taken out in the first place. Please add the automatic spaces back for the times symbol.