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    How do I make fractions on the computer?

    Is there a way to type fractions on the computer (ie., within Word)? I know I can just write 3/4, but I wanted to know if anyone knew how to make them actually display as fractions. Thanks!

    If someone knows of other freeware that can do this easily that's ok too.


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    What do you mean, "display as fractions"?

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    Having the numerator actually be placed on top of the denominator, with a horizontal line in between them. Something to the affect of this:
    3
    ---
    4

    My best attempt.


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    How to type fractions in Microsoft Word:

    1. Type Fraction (i.e. 1/2)
    2. Press Space bar.

    Hope that helps.

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    Yeah, I knew that one, I need to make more complex fractions though. For example:

    2*(a + b)
    ---------
    4*(c+d)

    So that the portions on the fractions are on top of each other. Is there some sort of math program I can download for this?


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    Upon further review:

    Apparently, Word only formats the fractions 1/2, 1/4, and 3/4. Sorry...

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    Originally posted by hockyfan
    Yeah, I knew that one, I need to make more complex fractions though. For example:

    2*(a + b)
    ---------
    4*(c+d)

    So that the portions on the fractions are on top of each other. Is there some sort of math program I can download for this?


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    http://www.uwec.edu/help/Word00/fractions.htm

    Try that.

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    http://www.uwec.edu/help/Word00/fractions.htm
    Microsoft Word 2001??

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    Originally posted by absolutemaxpayne.co.uk
    Microsoft Word 2001?

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    Ah, yes. Silly me.

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    Thanks digitalone, that site helped!


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    Originally posted by hockyfan
    Thanks digitalone, that site helped!


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    In the newer versions of the program, just click insert>object and select Equation Editor (I think it's something like that)
    That enables you to create complex math equations

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    Originally posted by Dark_Opal
    In the newer versions of the program, just click insert>object and select Equation Editor (I think it's something like that)
    That enables you to create complex math equations
    Hey there, long time no see - I've always remembered you from your title.


    Yeah, I figured out the whole equations thing - I have a whole equations toolbar which is quite powerful (and useful as well!). Thanks for all the help guys.


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