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Old January 12th 10, 04:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default how to write one and half inch in numeric form

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 AutoCorrect
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, at
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