I'm trying to type something in a bracket with Microsoft Word. How do I align left for each line so the alignment wouldn't be center? Thank you guys.

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  • Did you try just selecting the text and then using either the menu or right-click options to pick left alignment? – fixer1234 Nov 3 '16 at 18:50
  • Yes it did;t work =( – xia vinson Nov 3 '16 at 18:51
  • Can you describe how you are creating/formatting this (equation editor, table, text box, etc.)? – fixer1234 Nov 3 '16 at 18:55
  • Yes. I typed S2233 then I inserted a brackets equation with 3 cases. The problem is that as my text / equation gets longer, the other text / equation will get centered. I want all of the text / equation in my cases to be aligned left so it will look better. Thank you. – xia vinson Nov 3 '16 at 19:06

Not sure whether this is really a proper solution, but typing an ampersand (&) before each case worked for me.

Update: The & doesn't actually show up in the equation (at least in Professional view); it's just used as a formatting mark of some sort. The bottom part of the following image shows the same equation in Linear view.

Left-aligned cases

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  • That's likely because Microsoft copied a lot of LaTeX mechanism for the Equation Editor. In LaTeX the ampersand is the aligment characater, though the @, used by Eq. editor as the end-of-line character is not the same for LaTeX... – Guilherme Z. Santos Nov 13 '18 at 12:11

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