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how do i create a mathematical divide symbol in word, for sums
my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to
create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' .. but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
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Look more closely. The symbol font contains the classical divide symbol: ¸
"superjen" wrote in message ... my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
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Symbol font has what you want. Pull up your Character map. It's marked
character code 0xB8. I wish I could tell you how to type that but I can't. If it were me, I'd copy and paste it in.  JoAnn Paules MVP Microsoft [Publisher] "superjen" wrote in message ... my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
#4




Although it's true, as Jezebel and JoAnn have pointed out, that this
character can be found in the Symbol font, it's also in most basic ASCII and Unicode fonts, at glyph 00F7 (ASCII 0247). You can insert it by pressing Alt+0247 (you must use the number keys on the numeric keypad) or, in Word 2002 or 2003, by typing 00F7 and pressing Alt+X.  Suzanne S. Barnhill Microsoft MVP (Word) Words into Type Fairhope, Alabama USA Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all followups to the newsgroup so all may benefit. "superjen" wrote in message ... my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
#5




With Symbol selected as the typeface, use Alt0184.
"JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]" wrote in message ... Symbol font has what you want. Pull up your Character map. It's marked character code 0xB8. I wish I could tell you how to type that but I can't. If it were me, I'd copy and paste it in.  JoAnn Paules MVP Microsoft [Publisher] "superjen" wrote in message ... my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
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hi, i probably did this a bit wrong, so sorry if it doesnt make sense, but
i'm trying to amend my own post. i have a laptop..... so no separate numeric bit on the keyboard. i can find the symbol font ( yey i'm a genius!) but not the division symbol in it, and i can't get the codes that people offered me to work (i'm guessing its as i don't have the numeric keyboard bit that ya get on a pc).... and i can't get my character map up either (i'm using the evil xp so i don't know where to find it) if anyone has a suggestion, could they possibly help and use really really simple steps and idiot proof terms for me (*does sheepish look*) "superjen" wrote: my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
#7




Did you look at Insert  Symbol? You should find the division symbol in
"(normal text)" (you don't have to use the Symbol font). You don't need to type any numbers, just select the symbol and click Insert. If you use it often, you might want to assign a keyboard shortcut. I have Ctrl+Shift+X assigned to Ã— and Ctrl+:,  (that is Ctrl+Shift+Semicolon, Hyphen) assigned to Ã·. For more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm  Suzanne S. Barnhill Microsoft MVP (Word) Words into Type Fairhope, Alabama USA Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all followups to the newsgroup so all may benefit. "superjen" wrote in message ... hi, i probably did this a bit wrong, so sorry if it doesnt make sense, but i'm trying to amend my own post. i have a laptop..... so no separate numeric bit on the keyboard. i can find the symbol font ( yey i'm a genius!) but not the division symbol in it, and i can't get the codes that people offered me to work (i'm guessing its as i don't have the numeric keyboard bit that ya get on a pc).... and i can't get my character map up either (i'm using the evil xp so i don't know where to find it) if anyone has a suggestion, could they possibly help and use really really simple steps and idiot proof terms for me (*does sheepish look*) "superjen" wrote: my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
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All laptops I've ever used have a pseudo numeric keyboard: press the NumLock
button, then use the keys on the righthand side of the keyboard (m=0, j=1, k=2, etc). Normally the numeric characters are shown in miniature on the front of the keys. "superjen" wrote in message ... hi, i probably did this a bit wrong, so sorry if it doesnt make sense, but i'm trying to amend my own post. i have a laptop..... so no separate numeric bit on the keyboard. i can find the symbol font ( yey i'm a genius!) but not the division symbol in it, and i can't get the codes that people offered me to work (i'm guessing its as i don't have the numeric keyboard bit that ya get on a pc).... and i can't get my character map up either (i'm using the evil xp so i don't know where to find it) if anyone has a suggestion, could they possibly help and use really really simple steps and idiot proof terms for me (*does sheepish look*) "superjen" wrote: my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
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ooooh myyy goooooood i'm so thick * very embarressed look* looked in
insert/symbols.... and there it is. thankyou soooooo much. i'm sure it wasnt there yesterday, but i have a feeling i was just not payin enough attention. THANKYOU !!!! "superjen" wrote: my mum is a primary school teacher.. she wants to use microsoft word to create a list of simple sums for her class... like ' 16 shared by 4= four' . but we can't find a mathematical divide symbol, even in 'symbols'..... only these ones are close, and they appear on the keyboard anyway!..... :  + = /.... we need one of the standard ones with the horizontal stripe and a dot both top and bottom.... any help would be really greatfully received... something easy would also be good as she's not very computer literate! thanks! :) 
#10




how do i create a mathematical divide symbol in word, for sums
Hi
I am looking at placing division sum in word document with top figure underlined and above bottom figure, with normal sized text adjacent to it. Any ideas please as at present I have to type 400/25 in super & sub script url:http://www.ureader.com/msg/10047793.aspx 

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