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Equations embedded with the equation editor cannot be centered in the RCE

Equations embedded with the equation editor cannot be centered in the RCE

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This behavior is resolved in the 2021-12-15 deploy.

Known issues indicate notable behaviors that has been escalated to the Canvas engineering team. Known issues are not a guarantee for an immediate resolution. This document is for informational purposes only and does not replace the Support process. If you are encountering the behavior outlined in this document, please ensure you have submitted a Support case (per your institution's escalation process) so Canvas Support can adequately gauge the overall customer impact and prioritize appropriately.


  • When an equation that was embedded with the equation editor is centered with the RCE toolbar, the equation is left-justified on the page after saving

    • The equation_image class seems to be the cause of this behavior


Expected Behavior

Equations should display center aligned when it’s set.


Type equations using the inline text method \(...\) and center that, or use the block method $$...$$

Steps to Reproduce


  1. Embed an equation in the RCE using the equation editor and use the toolbar icon or Format > Align to center it

  2. Save the page and see the equation is left-justified

  3. Remove class=”equation_image” from the HTML, click Save, and see equation is now centered


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