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    Word fractions (Word 2000)

    I have word 2000 and I can get 1/2 1/4 and 3/4 in a smaller version when I use them in text. I would like to be able to get 1/16,3/16 etc. and other fractions. Is there some way that I can get my word to do this. I tried going to objects under format but could not get it to open. I am using Word 2000 that came off of a MS Small business SP1 disc. Please reply.
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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Hi

    <post#=256202>post 256202</post#> has a macro that allows you to format any fraction.

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    In addition to Tony's reply: the fractions 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 are built into most fonts as separate characters. They don't have characters for 1/5 or 12/37. To create such fractions, use the macro referred to in Tony's reply, or see <post#=338052>post 338052</post#> for a discussion with several links.

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Thank you Tony55 for your post. Could you explain in detail how to insert a macro into normal dot such as the one you stated? I know nothing at all about inserting anything into any macros. Please reply.
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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Hi Pauliez

    The easiest way is to start by pressing Alt+F8. In the dialog type "EnterFraction" (without the " marks) for the Macro Name, then click the "Create" button. This will open the VB Editor. You then paste the body of the macro - everything between the lines "Sub EnterFraction()" and "End Sub". These two lines will have been already inserted for you - whichever way you do it, just make sure the end result is the same as the posted macro code. That's it in essence - you can now use Alt+F8 again from your document to bring up a list of macros, select EnterFraction, then Run.

    There is a good, quick tutorial on VBA basics here. You can also assign a shortcut key to this macro, from the Tools menu, click Customize then Keyboard. Locate your macro and assign it a key combination (just be careful not to overwrite an existing shortcut you want to keep).

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    In addition to what Alan has said, a search of star posts in Word would yield <!post=Creating your first Macro in Word,21373>Creating your first Macro in Word<!/post> by Andrew Connolly. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Pauliez,
    Word has an add-in (You can install it from your Office CD) that builds all kinds of mathematical formulas. With it you can place any fraction into the text.

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Errol,

    What add-in is that? The Equation Editor, or something else? (Word 2000)

    Alan

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Assuming you refer to the Equation Editor, I would reserve that for more complicated expressions. Equation objects can become corrupted and make life miserable (I hear less and less of this with Word 2002), so the simpler solution might be safer for Word 2000.

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Alan,
    That's right, the Equation Editor. It probably didn't show up in your original installation, but you can run the Office installation disk to add the add-in.

    Jefferson,
    I just started to use the thingy (for my math classes), so I don't know how or what might corrupt the final products.

    ( <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> Note to those who haven't used the Eq.Ed.: the Editor produces a small text-box like object in-line with the text. To edit an existing formula, you need to double-click it to fire up the Editor again.)

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Can you tell me what add in you are talking about? I have a MS Office 2000 Small Business CD. Can you tell me what to look for on this disk? Please reply.
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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    It's the Equation Editor. These are the directions from the help file in Word 2002. I suspect Word 2000 is similar:

    1. Click where you want to insert the equation.
    2. On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create New tab.
    3. In the Object type box, click Microsoft Equation 3.0.
    If Microsoft Equation Editor is not available, you may need to install it.
    4. Click OK.

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    Although not common in my experience, I have seen some documents containing copious Equation Editor objects become corrupted. For simple inline fractions, I often use the EQ field, as shown here.

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    Re: Word fractions (Word 2000)

    > I have seen some documents containing copious Equation Editor objects become corrupted

    So have Microsoft, see <!mskb=224041>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 224041<!/mskb>

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