# Blank Dialog Box Appears When Closing Stand-Alone Session

**ID: Q95425**

The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Equation Editor version 1.0
- Microsoft Windows operating system versions 3.0 and 3.1

## SUMMARY

If you run Equation Editor as a stand-alone application (rather than
an OLE server application) and edit the active equation, a blank
dialog box appears when you quit Equation Editor. The dialog box
contains no message text, but it does contain Yes and No buttons.

If you choose the Yes button, Equation Editor closes. If you choose
the No button, the dialog box closes and Equation Editor remains open.

Note: If you open Equation Editor as a stand-alone application and do
not edit the active equation, Equation Editor closes and no dialog box
appears when you quit Equation Editor.

## MORE INFORMATION

To run Equation Editor as a stand-alone application instead of a
server application, run EQEDIT.EXE from Windows Program Manager.

Equation Editor cannot save files when it is running as a stand-alone
application. The only way you can save an equation you create in
Equation Editor is to embed the equation as an object in a client
document.

The following is an example of the message that should appear in the
dialog box when you close a stand-alone session of Equation Editor:

```
Do you wish to close Equation Editor?
Closing Equation Editor will erase the current equation.
```

Note: When you launch Equation Editor from a client application (such
as Word for Windows), edit an equation, and then quit Equation Editor,
the following message appears instead of the blank dialog box:

```
Save changes to Equation in Document X?
```

We are researching this problem and will post new information here in
the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
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Additional reference words: 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c 1.00 1.00a
1.00b linking embedding standalone

Last Reviewed: September 9, 1996