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Printing Fractions in Word or ExcelI want to print numbers and fractions, about 20mm high. But using
MS Word's Insert Symbol, I can find only these fractions: ¼ ½ ¾ 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 (i.e. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8) I also want 16ths and 32nds. Is there a list of those somewhere? At the moment I'm using Excel to make labels with the number on, but I suppose I could use Word if I have to. |

Re: Printing Fractions in Word or ExcelMatty F wrote:
> I want to print numbers and fractions, about 20mm high. But using MS > Word's Insert Symbol, I can find only these fractions: > ¼ ½ ¾ 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 (i.e. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8) > I also want 16ths and 32nds. Is there a list of those somewhere? > At the moment I'm using Excel to make labels with the number on, but I > suppose I could use Word if I have to. > Use Insert - > Object - > Create New -> Microsoft Equation You can then use MS Equation to create any fraction you want. Or if you just want simple fractions as above, ie 1/32. Right click on the cell -> format cells -> number -> fraction. This will convert any decimal to the nearest fraction. |

Re: Printing Fractions in Word or ExcelWarren Mannington wrote:
> Matty F wrote: > >> I want to print numbers and fractions, about 20mm high. But using MS >> Word's Insert Symbol, I can find only these fractions: >> ¼ ½ ¾ 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 (i.e. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8) >> I also want 16ths and 32nds. Is there a list of those somewhere? >> At the moment I'm using Excel to make labels with the number on, but I >> suppose I could use Word if I have to. >> > > Use Insert - > Object - > Create New -> Microsoft Equation > > You can then use MS Equation to create any fraction you want. I cannot see the Microsoft Equation option in Excel 2000 or Word 2000. > Or if you just want simple fractions as above, ie 1/32. Right click on > the cell -> format cells -> number -> fraction. This will convert any > decimal to the nearest fraction. That works but the numbers on the fraction are the same size and height as whole numbers. I may as well just type them on a line. I don't know if this displays correctly but I want it like this 3½ I have discovered this method that does what I want, if a little lengthy (but that doesn't matter): ------------------------------------------------------- In Word: 1. Type the top number of your fraction (the dividend, if you're mathematically inclined). 2. Insert a fraction bar (which is different from [more slanted than] the virgule, diagonal, solidus, slash, or whatever you want to call that character below the question mark on your keyboard). To do this: a. Click Insert > Symbol. b. Click the Font list c. Select "Symbol." d. Click the square containing the fraction bar. e. Click the "Insert" button. f. Click the "Close" button. 3. Type the bottom number of your fraction (the divisor). Your fraction should now look like this: 2/3. 4. Select the top number and format it as superscript (Format > Font > Superscript). 5. Select the bottom number and format it as subscript (Format > Font > Subscript). |

Re: Printing Fractions in Word or Excel"Matty F" <matty@INVALIDflebus.nz> wrote in message news:e6grkt$js6$1@nntp.aioe.org... >I want to print numbers and fractions, about 20mm high. But using MS >Word's Insert Symbol, I can find only these fractions: > ¼ ½ ¾ 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 (i.e. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8) > I also want 16ths and 32nds. Is there a list of those somewhere? > At the moment I'm using Excel to make labels with the number on, but > I suppose I could use Word if I have to. > I would guess that you could find a 'fractions' font somewhere out there if you look? HTH, Alan. -- The views expressed are my own, and not those of my employer or anyone else associated with me. My current valid email address is: 1bupdvc02@sneakemail.com This is valid as is. It is not munged, or altered at all. It will be valid for AT LEAST one month from the date of this post. If you are trying to contact me after that time, it MAY still be valid, but may also have been deactivated due to spam. If so, and you want to contact me by email, try searching for a more recent post by me to find my current email address. The following is a (probably!) totally unique and meaningless string of characters that you can use to find posts by me in a search engine: ewygchvboocno43vb674b6nq46tvb |

Re: Printing Fractions in Word or ExcelAlan wrote:
> "Matty F" <matty@INVALIDflebus.nz> wrote in message > news:e6grkt$js6$1@nntp.aioe.org... > >>I want to print numbers and fractions, about 20mm high. But using MS >>Word's Insert Symbol, I can find only these fractions: >>¼ ½ ¾ 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 (i.e. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8) >>I also want 16ths and 32nds. Is there a list of those somewhere? >>At the moment I'm using Excel to make labels with the number on, but >>I suppose I could use Word if I have to. >> > > > I would guess that you could find a 'fractions' font somewhere out > there if you look? I expect so. I have many fonts already including maths ones but can't see one with sixteenths or thirty-seconds. However I can do what I want using Word with superscripts, subscripts and a fraction bar. I have never needed to do this before and I thought it would be easy. |

Re: Printing Fractions in Word or ExcelIn article <e6gv0n$1ab$1@nntp.aioe.org>, matty@INVALIDflebus.nz says...
> Warren Mannington wrote: > > > Matty F wrote: > > > >> I want to print numbers and fractions, about 20mm high. But using MS > >> Word's Insert Symbol, I can find only these fractions: > >> ? ? ? 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 (i.e. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8) > >> I also want 16ths and 32nds. Is there a list of those somewhere? > >> At the moment I'm using Excel to make labels with the number on, but I > >> suppose I could use Word if I have to. > >> > > > > Use Insert - > Object - > Create New -> Microsoft Equation > > > > You can then use MS Equation to create any fraction you want. > > I cannot see the Microsoft Equation option in Excel 2000 or Word > 2000. > It's not installed by default in a standard MS Office install. - Goto Add/remove Programs, and select your Office install. - Click Add/Remove button. - In the Office installer window, click Add/Remove Features. - Expand the Office Tools section. - Click the dropdown in front of Equation Editor and choose Run from my computer. - Click Update Now. Some of these steps may be a little different for Office 2000. |

Re: Printing Fractions in Word or ExcelOn 2006-06-11, Matty F <matty@INVALIDflebus.nz> wrote:
> I want to print numbers and fractions, about 20mm high. But using > MS Word's Insert Symbol, I can find only these fractions: > ¼ ½ ¾ 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 (i.e. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8) > I also want 16ths and 32nds. Is there a list of those somewhere? > At the moment I'm using Excel to make labels with the number on, > but I suppose I could use Word if I have to. If you were using word perfect 5.1 you could use the equation editor to make any fraction you want. I expect word can do that too. Bye. Jasen |

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