# How to add space in TexMaths equation

Hi using LO Writer, I insert simple equation with TexMaths, eg.:

```
param = {alignc{1}} over {N_{rec}}
```

How can I pad blank space around (on both sides) of the equal sign ?

I checked the Latex doc but nothing (such as: \, or \; or \: ) seems to work.

EDIT: I confirm that LaTeX' "big space" or "thin space" do NOT work on my instance. I work on Archlinux with TexMaths 0.48 and LO 6.3.1.2

I just tried with TexMaths 0.48 and the "big space"

`\;`

works without problems.@RGB-es Thanks for the clarification. Deleted my answer.

@RGB-es: see my Edit. @Opaque: Thanks and, please, do re-post your answer. It does work fine.

Actually I don't understand the real question anymore and obviously others are confused now as well. Your "EDIT" still confirms that the question is about TexMaths and your latest comment states that my "LibreOffice-Math-related" answer worked for you. If that's true, to mention "TexMaths" must be considered a red herring. Just to be clear: My original answer was inspired by the code sequence of the question, which looked to me (though doing some LaTeX long time ago) purely as a Math markup (to be honest I oversaw

Texin TexMaths during first reading)@Opaque, my OP is factually correct and I use TexMaths v0.48 as mentioned. Why should TexMaths be a red herring ? A red herring for what ? Your solution works. T'is all. Tx.

Great that you are not confused but I'm. My solution was a solution for

Mathand not forTexMaths(which I never worked with and I even don't know what it is exactly) and even the screenshot was from Math module. Anyway ...