How to Build Fractions in Word 2010 by Peter Talent

Word 2010’s AutoCorrect feature can build common fractions for you. Actually, Word doesn’t build fractions as much as it pulls them from a set of existing fraction “characters.”

Word has only a few of those fraction characters. When you need your own, specific fraction, such as 3/64, you can create it on your own:

Step 1 Press Ctrl+Shift+= (the equal sign).
This keyboard shortcut enables the superscript command. (Superscript refers to a letter or number written above and to the side of another).

 Step 2 Type the numerator — the top part of the fraction.
For example, type 3 for 3/64.

Step 3 Press Ctrl+Shift+= again.
This time, the key combo turns off superscripting.

Step 4 Type the slash mark (/). This slash mark becomes the divider in the fraction.

 Step 5 Press Ctrl+= to turn on subscripting.  Subscripting involves a letter or number below and to the side of another.

Step 6 Type the denominator — the bottom part of the fraction.  The denominator in 3/64 is 64.

 Step 7 Press Ctrl+= to turn off subscripting.
There’s your fraction.

Peter will be teaching a 4 week course titled MS Excel 2010 Advanced from Tuesday 29th April. You can book your place here

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