# Why are my formulas jumping up and down on the textline?

From Apache OpenOffice Wiki

**Why are my formulas jumping up and down on the textline?**

What happens is, that your formulas always are inserted vertically centered with respect to the textline. If the formula is not symmetrical vertically the baselines of the text and the formula will not be aligned.

You can correct this by dragging the formula up or down using the mouse.