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#1 Murrar

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:18 PM

I have Windows XP on my computer. Can anyone tell me how to access the screen from which I can put fractions on my word processor? Thank you. Murrar

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:10 PM

Hamlius, your link doesn't bring up a search for me?

Murrar, I think the XP utility you're looking for would be the Character Map, in Programs/Accessories/System Tools. That gives you access to whatever fractions are available as a character in the font you're using. It also lets you note the Alt/Number combination to enter the characters directly into text as you type, such as Alt+2153 for ⅓.

If you want to be able to enter free form fractions of any value, that function would have to be provided by the word processor itself, check its help files to find out if it has that formatting capability.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:17 PM

What browser are you using, Platypus?

I use IE8 and it works for me.

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Edited by hamluis, 22 February 2011 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:18 PM

Can you please tell us what word processor you use and what version it is.
Most of the time this info is available on the spash screen that appears briefly when you start your word processing program. Or, alternatively, you can start your word processor and then click the help menu then about.

If we know what you are using we might be able to find a plug in for fractions.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:26 PM

There's only IE8 on this computer, but I've just fired up another with Opera 11 and that works. Maybe it's an IE oddity, I've tried it using IE compatability view and that didn't help. Another BC member has just commented to me that he finds the same.

Edited by Platypus, 22 February 2011 - 05:27 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:57 PM

@ hamluis -
I only use IE normally and it only showed the Google home page -
Thank You -
EDIT -
I have ORCA browser as a spare that gets almost no use -
Just switched over -:blink: It got the link ???

Back to IE gives Google home page ??

Edited by noknojon, 22 February 2011 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:10 PM

Also: How to create fractions in Word

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