# Thread: Fractions (Word 2003)

1. ## Fractions (Word 2003)

When I type some fractions e.g. 1/2, they convert to the

2. ## Re: Fractions (Word 2003)

In the autocorrect function Word corrects the most common fractions (1/4, 1/2, 3/4) to the type you describe. If you go to Insert/ Symbol you will also find the eighths and thirds. Math teachers might use the Equation Editor off of Insert/Object. You can also create fractions using subscript and superscript, but they do not look as good as those already created.

3. ## Re: Fractions (Word 2003)

There's a special / mark that works well for fractions, but I don't remember its character code off the top of my head. Try a search here, and you might even score a macro to insert it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

4. ## Re: Fractions (Word 2003)

There are numerous ways to approach this, and there's been lots of input on this forum. Do a search for "fraction" (sans quotes). Further to Jefferson's reply, using fields:

Fraction: f(,)
Creates a fraction with the numerator and denominator centered above and below the division line, respectively. If your system uses a comma as the decimal symbol, separate the two elements with a semicolon.

Example
{ EQ f(2,RateChange) } displays the following:
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5. ## Re: Fractions (Word 2003)

For another method using VBA see Macro for formatting ANY fraction you enter (2000)

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