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.

- 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.

- On the
**Equation Tools Design**tab, in the**Structures**group, click on the**Fraction**button.

- All the available
**Fraction**structures will appear, select the one that best suit your needs.

- You’ll get an empty fraction of the selected structure. Fill the empty boxes with the numbers or content of your fraction.

- 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.

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