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How to make a fraction in Word

The easiest way to make a fraction in Microsoft Word is to use the equation tool. The equation tool has a gallery that has lots of popular equation structures including fractions (even mixed fraction).

To make a fraction in Word, go to the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the drop-down arrow on the Equation button and select New Equation. Alternatively, just press Alt + ‘=’ on your keyboard. In the Equation Tools Design tab that will appear, click the Fraction drop-down to select the desired structure of fraction.

This is just a brief summary of how to make a fraction in Word. For a more detailed step by step guide on this task, obey the following instructions with screenshots.

  • Place the Insertion pointer at where you want to create the fraction.
  • Press Alt + ‘=’ on your keyboard to insert the new equation field. Alternatively, Go to the Insert tab. In the Symbols group, click on the Equation button or click the drop-down arrow on the Equation button and select New Equation from the drop-down menu.
use equation to make fraction in Word
  • As soon as you press Alt + ‘=’ or click on the new Equation button, Word will insert the field to contain the fraction and also introduce the Equation Tools Design tab.
Equation tools design tab
  • On the Equation Tools Design tab, in the Structures group, click on the Fraction button.
Click on the Fraction button
  • All the available Fraction structures will appear, select the one that best suit your needs.
Select the desired Fraction structure
  • You’ll get an empty fraction of the selected structure. Fill the empty boxes with the numbers or content of your fraction.
make fraction in MS Word
  • To make an improper fraction, first type the whole number before the fraction.

This is how you may insert or create a fraction in Word.

Aside from typing fractions in your Word document, the equation tool can help a lot especially if you are working on a project relating to math or science. With the equation tool, you can also insert any symbol that is not readily available on the keyboard like the division sign.