The placeholders in my equation disappeared

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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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