Fractions

Pam Fleming

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My question doesn't really apply to MS Excel, it applys to MS Word. I was hoping there was someone out there that might could answer my question. I am trying to type several different fractions in my document and if I type 1/4 Word will automatically convert it to look like ¼, but if I type 7/16 it will not convert it (you know...with the 7 raised a little higher than the 16). If I go to the charature map I can't find the particular fraction that I would like to copy. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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dcardno

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if you select the "7" and set it as a superscript in Word (Format | Font then click on superscript) and then set the "16" as a subscript (same menu) it compares reasonably well to the "1/4" character - it might match a little better if you reduce the font size by a point or so, and that might take some fiddling, and may well depend on which font (and size) you are using. If you need to do this a lot you could probably write a little VBA routine in Word to set the portion of a selection before the "/" as superscript and the portion after as subscript and maybe change the point size... I have done no work with the Word object model, but someone here might be able to help on that.
 

Pam Fleming

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Thanks for your help. The superscript and subscript was the quickest way for me to go at this time.

Thanks again!
 

gayjaybird

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Forgive me for resurrecting an old topic

But I was wondering if someone could help me write a macro to convert the fractions like this for Excel? I realize it will take some calculation time, but I need something that would parse through the used cells in a workbook, and convert 1/2 to a single character like it would appear in Word.

If there is a different place to look, please let me know.

Thanks!
 

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