In Word 2010, I have an equation object that wraps at the end of a line. Is there a way to stop it from wrapping? (Since it's an equation object, I can't just use a no break space like would be normal for text.)


While Dominik's answer will work just fine, it will add a space in your equation next to the mathematical operator, which you will likely not want.

The way around it is to use the No-Width No Break special character. To do so:

  • Go to where you want the equation not to break. This is typically immediately after an operator (=,+,-,etc).
  • Click on insert → Symbols → More Symbols
  • Pick the "Special Characters" tab
  • Scroll to the bottom and insert the "No-Width Non Break" character

You can also add a shortcut key for it to simplify this process

  • You can do this by typing ‘‘200d’’ (or ‘‘200D’’), selecting it, and typing Alt+X. If the character to the left (i.e., to the left of the “2”) isn’t an “X” or a hex digit (“0”-“9” or “A”-“F”), you don’t need to select the “200D”.
    – Scott
    Jun 25 '19 at 19:16

Word (2010) wraps long equations (in display format) only before some mathematical operators, like =, +, ∈ etc. (I know this from testing.)

To avoid the wrap, you can use a nonbreaking-space Ctrl+Shift+Space directly before the operator.


The equation wraps when it won't fit in the margins of the page. Assuming there is enough room on the page for the equation, you can adjust either the margins, or the left and right indent.

  • Select the equation by clicking on the handle at the left of it.
  • Using the ruler drag the right indent to the right past the margin of the page
  • If that doesn't give you enough space, drag the left margin to the left.

Alternatively, you can use the paragraph dialog to set the margins directly. This might be useful if you have a number of equations to fix this way and want them to all have the same settings. Dragging on the ruler in this case can be a bit fiddly.

  • Select the equation by clicking on the handle at the left of it.
  • Right click over the selected equation (not over the handle)
  • Adjust the right indent (and left indent if needed)

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