When you install and enable MathTools, MathTools loads a default set of optional formatting preferences for equation types called Math Styles. Math Styles, along with character styles, control how equations look. MathTools comes with various Math Styles you can choose from, depending on the type of equation. For more information about Math Styles, see Choosing the right Math Style and Math Style Settings Explained.
Sometimes, a default Math Style doesn't look quite right for your publication. When this happens, you can edit the problematic Math Style in the InDesign template.
NOTE Any changes you make to Math Styles apply only to the open document. You can edit Math Styles in the template itself, or in another document. If you edit MathStyles in another document, you'll need to load the edited styles into your template.
To edit a Math Style:
- Open the Math Styles panel: Math → Math Styles.
- Put your cursor in an equation that needs adjustments.
- Double-click the relevant Math Style.
- Adjust the settings as required. For information about Math Styles settings, refer to Math Style Settings Explained in the movemen knowledge base.
- If you like how the equation looks after your adjustments, save the Math Style.
TIP Use InDesign's Story Editor to edit equations, as it can be difficult to select individual characters once they're in position within the MathZone.
If the updated Math Styles are not reflected in the InDesign document, select Math → Support → Load Math Style Templates into Current Document.
If you need help perfecting the way your equations look, please contact your Solutions Consultant.