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    Fractions

    Is there a way to format a fraction with a horizontal divider line (as opposed to the diagonal slash)?

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    Re: Fractions

    What I would do (and this might not be the way to do it but it works for me) is to put a text box in the spot where you want the formatted fraction.
    I would first make the text box large and type the fraction (with the top number underlined), hit enter and then type the bottom number. I would then format the text box to have no fill, no line and have internal margins of .00 top, bottom, left and right. I would then select all the text, and hit Control+[ until I got the font to be adequately small (using Control+[ permits one to make the font smaller than the 6-8 point minimum that one can do via the formatting toolbar). Then drag a corner of the text box so that it just fits around the fraction and make sure that the text box will move with the text, etc.

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    Re: Fractions

    Try the old fashioned "eq" field {EQ F(7,8)}. (Of course use Insert>Field or Ctrl+F9 to enter the brackets.)
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    Re: Fractions

    You can do that with Equation Editor. Place the cursor where you want the fraction and select Object from the Insert menu. In the "Object of type" list select "Microsoft Equation." In the tool box that appears, hover over the tools until one says "Fraction and Radical Templates." Select that one, then from the pop up menu select the one with a box over a box with a horizontal line between them. Type your numerator, press down arrow, and type your denominator.
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    Re: Fractions

    Thanks all. You've been very helpful!

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    Re: Fractions

    And another way is to use a table with two rows and one column. Internal borders, no external borders.
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