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When working with an Equation object in MS Word 2007 or newer, is there a way to force a line break inside the equation?

Using Shift Enter causes a line break, but it also breaks the equation, i.e. then I have two equations instead of one. It seems that some operations (alignments) still operate on them as a unit, whereas the operation of converting from display formula to inline formula treats them as separate equations. I wonder whether this is serious.

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When in doubt, right-click. The context menu for equations includes a "manual break" command.

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This worked for Word 2007. According @RaymondAnderson’s answer, there is no such command in Word 2010. Neither is there such a command in Word 2013. – Jukka K. Korpela Apr 22 '14 at 6:28
Correction: it works in Word 2013, too – but only for a display equation. In text equations, there does not seem to be any way to force a line break, or prevent line breaks. – Jukka K. Korpela Apr 22 '14 at 6:44

I just had the same problem, but solved it differently because I could not figure out the "manual break". I might be on Word 2010. My solution was to insert a matrix, one cell for each line that I required. I needed 5 lines, but more can be inserted.

Raymond Anderson Johannesburg

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