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Old May 25th 20, 10:21 PM
ReeceHill77 ReeceHill77 is offline
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Originally Posted by Suzanne S. Barnhill View Post
AutoFormat As You Type works only if there is a space before the 1/2, which
means that you have to type 1 1/2 and then back up and remove the space. I
prefer to use my assigned keyboard shortcut to insert ½ in such instance.
And there have been times when I have had to disable the AutoFormat option
when I'm entering a lot of dates in early January. g

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Liv" wrote in message
How to enter ½ instead of 1/2

One way...
ToolsAutoCorrect OptionsAutoFormat
Go to Replace section. Make sure "Fractions (1/2) with fraction character
(½)" checked. Click OK. The next time you type 1/2 it will show as ½. To
temporarily reverse this hover over the number and click on the
Options dropdown that appears. There you will have the option to undo the

Another way...
Go to the "Character Code" textbox and type in 00BD (zero, zero, B, D)

Yet another way...

Hope this helps!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I would prefer 1½ to 1 1/2 (if absolutely compelled, I would write 1-1/2,
least), and I use the double prime symbol (U2033) rather than straight
quotes; also the single prime (U2032) for feet, and the same pair for
minutes and seconds in latitude and longitude.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
1.5" or 1 1/2"


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"sunit" wrote in message
how to write one and half inch in numeric form


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Last edited by ReeceHill77 : May 25th 20 at 10:24 PM.