The placeholders in my equation disappeared

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Equation placeholders don't appear in your document on the screen or in print.


Equation placeholders are small, dotted boxes in an equation Equation placeholder . Placeholders don't appear in your document in Full Screen Reading view, in Print Preview, or in printed documents.


To view the placeholders, select an alternate view.

  • On the View tab, in the Document Views group, click one of the following:

    • Print Layout

    • Web Layout

    • Outline

    • Draft

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