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I am using

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
\usepackage{kerkis}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\begin{document}
\begin{equation}
\Omega(E)=\dfrac{ N!}{\left(\dfrac{N}{2}-\dfrac{E}{2\mu H}\right)!\left(\dfrac{N}{2}+\dfrac{E}{2\mu H}\right)!}\,\dfrac{\delta E}{2\mu H}
\label{eq:OmegaFinal}
\end{equation}
\end{document}

The output is

What I would like to have is the 2μΗ to be better aligned to the left denominator. Secondly the factorial, would be better if it was longer.

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@lpsen: Thank you very much for your comment! If you notice, the 2μΗ it isn't well aligned with the left denominator. Secondly the factorial, would be better if it was longer, I believe. –  Thanos Dec 9 '12 at 12:27
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I don't like to use \dfrac. My suggestion is to remove them from the denominator. Or, what do you think: \Omega(E)=\frac{N!}{\left(N/{2}-E/{(2\mu H)}\right)!\left(N/{2}+E/{(2\mu H)}\right)!}\,\frac{\delta E}{2\mu H} –  Sigur Dec 9 '12 at 12:29
    
@Sigur: Thank you for your comment! The picture that I gave actually is without \dfrac on the denominator. As far as your suggestion is concerned, I would like to have it in a fraction and not with just a slash. –  Thanos Dec 9 '12 at 12:45
    
The first \dfrac is not necessary since you are using equation. I told you to remove from denominator based on your example code. Now, looking the picture I could notice that Nis smaller on denominator. Sorry! –  Sigur Dec 9 '12 at 12:49

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Here is a trick. Not so fancy but it works. Probably some one could help you with a fancy command.

\Omega(E)=\frac{ N!}{\left(\frac{N}{2}-\frac{E}{2\mu H}\right)!\left(\frac{N}{2}+\frac{E}{2\mu H}\right)!}\,\frac{\delta E}{2\mu H \hspace{-1.5em}\phantom{\left(\frac{E}{\mu}\right.}}

I inserted a \phantom command to fake the denominator.

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Here is another suggestion: replace \left( \right) by \big( \big)and change the order of the fractions, as @percusse said.

\Omega(E)=\frac{\delta E}{2\mu H \hspace{-1.5em}\phantom{\left(\frac{E}{\mu}\right.}} \frac{ N!}{\big(\frac{N}{2}-\frac{E}{2\mu H}\big)!\big(\frac{N}{2}+\frac{E}{2\mu H}\big)!}

enter image description here

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It is really better! Thank you very much! Any idea on the ! apart from changing fontsize? I mean something like \left and \right... –  Thanos Dec 9 '12 at 13:02
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@Thanos Oh please don't do that :P I mean if they are factorials don't touch them. However you might consider having 2muH to the left but under the frac while putting \delta E outside as a factor. That might bring some balance to the eye. –  percusse Dec 9 '12 at 13:07
    
@percusse: That could be an idea but I want it in that form because it is a term which indicate something specific, so it should stay like that. About the !, I'll leave it like that! You convinced me! –  Thanos Dec 9 '12 at 13:11
    
Use \vphantom{<stuff>} instead of a combination of \phantom and a manual negative horizontal space. (There’s also \hphantom for only a horizontal space the size of its argument.) Also, use \big( in the second suggestion’s \phantom, this would correct the vertical alignment again. –  Qrrbrbirlbel Feb 2 '13 at 21:08

I would propose for the 1st fraction, to use the \mfrac command (= medium sized fraction) from the nccmath package and the \cfrac command, plus thickspace (\;) between the two factorials at the denominator :

\Omega(E)=\mfrac{ N!}{\Bigl(\cfrac{N}{2}-\cfrac{E}{2\mu H}\Bigr)!\;\Bigl(\cfrac{N}{2}+\cfrac{E}{2\mu H}\Bigr)!}\,\dfrac{\delta E}{2\mu H}

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