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Symptoms

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

Cause

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

Resolution

To view the placeholders, select an alternate view.

On the View tab, click one of the following views:

  • Print Layout

  • Web Layout

  • Outline

  • Draft

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