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How to Write Fractions on Powerpoint

Updated July 20, 2017

Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a type of presentation software where users can create slide shows to assist them during presentations. PowerPoint offers many easy-to-use features, such as adding custom animations, videos and art. The program also allows users to easily format their documents with the AutoCorrect feature, which allows PowerPoint to automatically fix simple spelling mistakes or create fractions as you type them.

Open the PowerPoint presentation on which you’d like to create fractions.

Click on the “Tools” drop-down menu on the top of the screen.

Click on “AutoCorrect Options…” to open a new dialogue window.

Select the “AutoFormat As You Type” tab.

Place a check in the box next to “Fractions (1/2) with fraction character (½).”

Click on “OK” to close the dialogue box.

Type a fraction where you’d like on your presentation as "X/X." PowerPoint will automatically turn it into a fraction.

Open the PowerPoint presentation on which you’d like to create fractions.

Click on the Office button, located in the top left-hand corner of the program with the Office logo, and select “PowerPoint options.”

Click on “Proofing” and then select “AutoCorrect Options.”

Select the “AutoFormat As You Type” tab.

Place a check in the box next to “Fractions (1/2) with fraction character (½).”

Click on “OK” to close the dialogue box.

Type a fraction where you’d like on your presentation as "X/X." PowerPoint will automatically turn it into a fraction.

Things You'll Need

  • PowerPoint 2003 or 2007
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About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.