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Friday, January 04, 2013

MS-Word ~ How do you type fractions

Wow! Just learnt something.

I needed to type some fractions and just learnt this.

I tried it out and it actually works. 
However, it only works in MS-Word so I can't do it in this email.


To Create the Fraction Symbol

Method 1: Use an Equation Field to Create the Fraction: 

This method creates a fraction with a horizontal line between the numerator and the denominator. 

  1. Place the insertion point where you want the fraction to appear.
  2. Press CTRL+F9 to insert field braces.
  3. Between the field braces, type the following
    EQ \F(a,b)
    where a and b are the numerator and denominator of the fraction.

    For example, if you want to create the fraction 1/8, the field would look like this
    { EQ \F(1,8)}
  4. With the insertion point in the field, press SHIFT+F9.

While we're at this... here's the code for the Division Symbol (÷)
Typing [Alt+246] will give you [÷]


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