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Set up custom fraction auto corrections in Word 2004
Authored by: kaih on Nov 09, '06 03:56:23PM

You can also set up autocomplete to complete things like 1/4 to the proper unicode character.

To enter the correct unicode character, use the Character Palette (found under the country flag in your menu bar) go to Symbols -> Numbers and Number Symbols and you will see a whole heap of pre-rolled fractions for you.

The problems with making a fake fraction is that the numbers are often lighter than the text around them and they don't look as good...

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Set up custom fraction auto corrections in Word 2004
Authored by: UltraNurd on Nov 10, '06 05:06:42AM

I agree; setting up auto-correct to insert the appropriate Unicode character is better for compatibility to. You can't easily copy-and-paste Word equation objects, but you can definitely copy the fractional Unicode characters.

You still need to use Equation Editor for arbitrary fractions, but for ½, ⅓, ⅔, ¼, ¾, ⅕, ⅖, ⅗, ⅘, ⅙, ⅚, ⅛, ⅜, ⅝, and ⅞, you're covered.



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