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Word: Using a Formula to Create a Fraction

PSS ID Number: Q44173 Article last modified on 01-16-1998

====================================================================== 3.00 3.01 3.02 4.00 MACINTOSH kbusage SUMMARY ———————————————————————- The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 , 3.01, 3.02, 4.0 ==


The Fraction formula allows fractional numbers to be created in Microsoft Word documents. The following steps show how to create the fraction “1/2” (one-half):

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Show Paragraphs.

  2. Press COMMAND+OPTION+ (BACKSLASH) to create the formula symbol (.).

  3. Type the following:

    1. A capital letter “F” followed by a left parenthesis “(”.

    2. The numerator value “1” (without the quotation marks) followed by a comma and the denominator value “2” (without the quotation marks).

    3. Follow these values with a right parenthesis “)”.

    The resulting formula should resemble the following:


  4. From the Edit menu, choose Hide Paragraphs to view the resulting fraction.


For more information on the Fraction formula and Word’s other formula commands, see pages 96-102 of the “Reference to Microsoft Word” version 3.0 manual, and pages 98-105 of the “Reference to Microsoft Word” version 4.0 manual.

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