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Excel 2000

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by willadene, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. willadene

    willadene Thread Starter

    Aug 24, 2003
    Working with fractions.
    Can't a person enter 3/4 so it is fraction character or small like in Word? The only topic related to fractions that I see is in format cell-number where a person can designate 33/100 or 1/2. Any insight appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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    The ability to enter fractions *on the fly* is done by using Cell Formatting. If you want the *ordinals* like Word uses, then the easiest way to do it is to insert them into Word and copy them over.

    The thing is, Excel won't see them as values that way, but only as text. Let us know if you need more information. :)
  3. XL Guru

    XL Guru

    Aug 30, 2003
    As Anne says. If you are after text, I think Excel XP (2002) has Insert Symbol, a la Word. You can create some as superscript/subscript, but it's limited and depends on the font ; http://www.cpearson.com/excel/chars.htm may be useful.

    ALT+0188, 0189, 0190 = ¼, ½, ¾ respectively. You could consider AutoCorrections, e.g. replace 1/2 with ALT+0189, but assuming you're "that side" of the pond you'd have to watch for dates (such as 1/2/04).

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