# Inserted white space after a formula object [closed]

I am inserting formulas in Writer, using LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard). I'll describe what is happening, and include formula code so that you can easily reproduce my problem.

I insert a formula that takes up maybe two lines of vertical space, in this case because of the fraction (y over b = 4*r + 4)

I copy the formula and paste it in later in the document, then edit it so that it only takes up one line of vertical space (y = (4*r + 4)b)

I try to write directly underneath the pasted/modified formula, but I cannot. It seems that Writer is maintaining the height of the original formula object (i.e., two lines of vertical space).

How can I fix this so that I can still copy, paste, and edit formula objects? I prefer copying and pasting in this way because I do a fair amount of work that involves showing how to solve equations, which means modifying formulas one step at a time - pasting allows me to avoid having to continually insert new functions and retype the formula code.

Thanks!