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Fractions

I know the keyboard layout can be altered to produce fractions but is there some quick way to do this ie: switch keyboard lay out with a single key and if so how do you do this ?
What I am trying to do is display say  1/4  or 1/16  but have the first figure higher than the lower
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Fractions

try using the button over the input window  1/4  even handle the hard ones 256/867
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Re: Fractions

sorry I don't follow you, what do you mean input window ?
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Re: Fractions

Gleneagles, are you wanting to do this in an email.  If so in Thunderbird this can be achieved, drop down menu insert> characters and symbols
¼ ½ ¾
pierre_pierre
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Re: Fractions

its thar fin were yu writ fings
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Re: Fractions

Thanks that's the second thing you have helped me with in as many minutes.
Guess I will have to add you to my Christmas card list.
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Re: Fractions

Some of the more common fractions can be found using Character Map:
¼ ½ ¾ ⅛ ⅜ ⅝ ⅞
These were with Verdana.

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grimme
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Re: Fractions

Or try holding down the ALT key and typing 0188, 0189 or 0190 on the numeric pad on the keyboard for the ¼ ½ or ¾ fractions.
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Re: Fractions

That's a very useful tip. Is there a list of Numbers for the different fractions using the ALT key or is it just these basic ones.
If you have a link to them on the internet that would be useful.
Thanks
grimme
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Re: Fractions

Hi,
There's a Wikipedia entry for Windows Alt Key Codes that points to:
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codealt.html
I remember the fractions though as they are among the most common uses.
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Re: Fractions

Thanks that's really useful.
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Re: Fractions

Some useful tips in this thread.  More ways than one to skin a cat as they say Wink