Please note: There is a different issue that only began appearing in Word for Windows in March 2017. This article below applies only to a very specific case. Please read the Issue section carefully. If the issue you're seeing is such that equations are raised vertically in the line, and the tops of some of them are cut-off, whether in Word or in print or PDF, this is a separate issue caused by a Microsoft security update. Microsoft has corrected this with a newer update. Please see the Microsoft article about KB3191865 for more information.
Once a saved file that contains a MathType equation at the end of a line has been re-opened in Microsoft Word, the Character Spacing Position properties will have been set to "Lowered" thus causing the baseline to shift downward relative to the surrounding text. This occurs when saving the file as a .docx format (does not occur on files saved as .doc format).
This is a bug in Microsoft Word so Microsoft must fix it. We have reported this problem but to date they have not taken any corrective action. Microsoft listens to their customers, not other software companies. The more customers that complain about the problem, the more likely they are to fix it. We encourage customers to report their experience so that Microsoft can appreciate how widespread it is. You can submit feedback to Microsoft by:
Until Microsoft provides a more permanent solution, you'll need to make an adjustment to the "Position" attribute inside the "Character Spacing" properties. To do that follow the instructions below.
Fix Font Character Position (Microsoft Word 2007 and later - Windows):
Fix Font Character Position (Microsoft Word 2008 and 2011 - Macintosh):
Preventing this problem
A way to prevent the baseline issue from occurring is to save your file as a .doc format, rather than .docx. This will not fix the baseline shift issue, it will only prevent the issue from occurring when you re-open the document. To save the document in .doc format, follow the instructions below.
Microsoft Word 2007 - Windows:
Microsoft Word 2010 and later - Windows:
Microsoft Word 2008 and 2011- Mac:
Getting This Problem Addressed by Microsoft
It's important for Microsoft’s customers to report their experience of this problem so that Microsoft can appreciate how widespread it is and appreciate the need to devote their programming resources toward resolving it. We’ve reported the details of this issue, including sample documents to Microsoft, and we encourage all users who experience this problem to do the same.
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