MS Word 2007

By mretzloff
Sep 11, 2008
  1. This might sound dumb, but how do you type in fractions into MS Word 2007? I don't want it to say 6/5, I want the six, the slash, and the five to automatically make themselves smaller.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Open Word
    Press keys ALT+F8
    Type: FractionFormat (in the Macro Name, box)
    Click the Create button

    The NewMacros (Code) window will open
    Copy (copy and paste) the following into that window, pasting over what is already there)
    Click the little (blue disk) Save button, on the toolbar
    Now click on Insert (on the toolbar) then Module
    This will open a new Module window
    Rename it to FractionFormat (on the Left Side of the screen, under Properties Module1)
    Then cut and paste the macro from the NewMacros module to the newly created FractionFormat Module.
    Now close the editor fully (taking you back to the new Word document)

    Right click the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and select 'Customize Quick Access Toolbar'
    Select "Choose commands from" box, then select Macros
    Select your FractionFormat macro, then select Add
    You may then select the Modify button, to change the pic and label
    Click ok

    Back in the Word document, type a fraction like 12345/67890
    Highlight (using left mouse drag over) the fraction
    Locate your new button (likely right up the top of all the toolbars)
    And click it.
    The real cool part, is you can use letters as well !

    This information has been dramatically cutdown from this page:

    Please let me know if it worked. Or anyone else who'd like to submit their feelings too.

  3. mretzloff

    mretzloff TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 116

    It didn't work.

    Doesn't MS Word 2007 have something built into it?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It works (I know, I proved it)

    Please follow the directions precisely

    Once the new button is created, you first highlight your text (like [​IMG])
    Then you press your new macro button

    Tested and works

    Only for 1/2 1/3 and a few others
  5. nilsjohns22

    nilsjohns22 TS Rookie

    Fraction formating

    It worked great for me!!! Thanks so much, been losing a lot of time trying to figure this one out. Such a basic command, I am amazed it isn't built into MS Word for formatting fractions other then 1/2 & 1/4.......?? Anyway you saved me a lot of aggravation, thanks again!!!!
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Here's a screen dump of my Word that now does this:

    @nilsjohns22 Thanks :grinthumb I was a little worried that I provided all this info in vein

    Anyone else got it to work?
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