How to Insert Fractions in Word 2007
Showing fractions, such as statistical data or mathematical equations, can be a helpful skill to use with the Microsoft Office Word 2007 application. When you try to type a fraction into your document it may not appear properly formatted or look as a fraction should. You can correct this problem by making sure that the auto-formatting feature used in the Proofing settings of the Word 2007 application recognizes fractions.
Open the Microsoft Word 2007 program on your computer and then click on the "Microsoft Office" button.
Click on the "Word Options" button at the bottom of the program and then the Word Options dialog box will appear on the screen.
Click on the "Proofing" option from the Categories list. Click on the "AutoCorrect Options" button and then the AutoCorrect dialog box will appear.
Click on the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab. Click on the box next to the "Fractions (1/2) with fraction character (½)" field so that it's selected.
Click on the "OK" button two times to close out of the dialog boxes. Click in your document where you want to insert a fraction.
Type the fraction, such as "1/2" and it will be automatically formatted to "½".