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I am seeking for a way to number each equation based on the chapter numbers. The number should be placed at the right side of the equation and the equation should be center-aligned. Something like this:

center-aligned equation with it's number aligned on the right

(The bounding box around 2.3 is not necessary).

I found this article that do this in a tricky way. Sadly it has some problems when I use multilevel numbering for Headings.

To conclude, I am looking for a way to numbers equations that:

  • The numbering is formatted as N-M that N is chapter number and M is equation number.
  • equation is placed in center-aligned
  • number is placed in the right side of equation
  • There should be a way to cross-reference each numbered equation.


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Any chance of switching to InDesign? –  digitxp Feb 5 '11 at 20:05
Nope. I have to write my reports in MSWord. A free Add-on would be acceptable too, but i am curious: Is it impossible to do this with Word without any third-party app? Then it is a shame, isn't it? –  Isaac Feb 5 '11 at 20:28

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