# LaTeXiT indents first line

I am fairly new to LaTeX and I am currently using it to insert formatted equations into Microsoft Word (Office 365 version on Mac). However, for some reason in indents the first line of a multi line equation. Is there anyway to remove this indent or does LaTeXiT assume that you only operate with one equation at a time?

• Try using \noindent. – user193767 Jan 9 at 18:17
• @JairoAraujo unfortunately this has the same issue – Ryan Schaefer Jan 9 at 18:19
• Sorry. As I'm a Linux user, I cannot test your example – user193767 Jan 9 at 18:22
• this is not a multiline math display, you are marking up a two line text paragraph hence the indent of the first line, which happens to have two separate inline math expressions. a two line display would be something like \begin{align}f(x}&=0\\f(y)=1\end{align} – David Carlisle Jan 9 at 21:05

I am not familiar with that program, but I read Align in your screenshot. Try to click on Align, write

f(x)&=0\\
f(y)&=1


in the code section, and compile.

On the other hand,

\noindent$f(x)=0$
\\
$f(y)=1$


in Text mode should do what you want (as long it behaves as I expect).

An answer Ryan Schaefer's question in the comment section below: Elementary, align [sic!] is a very common and useful environment for math and very useful in LaTeX (I guess that is the reason why it it is in most left/first position), secondly, I have read https://chachatelier.fr/latexit/latexit-home.php and by the functionality of the sw this is what I would expect/design as a sw engineer with some knowledge on LaTeX. I assume that the application basically compiles a LaTeX-document and returns a bitmap or vector graphic. David Carlisle's comment should work for the same reasons.

I might add that switching from Word to LaTeX might be beneficially if allowed possible, see What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?. Also using that image generated by LaTeXiT might give you font inconsistencies.

• +1 (especially for not having the program) :) – Alan Munn Jan 9 at 20:04
• Can I ask what led to your conclusion on the distinction between Text and Align – Ryan Schaefer Jan 9 at 20:22
• @RyanSchaefer See edit. – CampanIgnis Jan 9 at 23:03