Changing 2/3 to something smaller


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bandi

In Win7 how do I change the 2/3 character to something smaller. It's
not listed in Character Map as was the case in WinXP.
 
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Gordon

In Win7 how do I change the 2/3 character to something smaller. It's not
listed in Character Map as was the case in WinXP.
In what application are you trying to do this?
 
V

VanguardLH

Gordon said:
Type "2/3" without the quotes, highlight it then either change the
font size or change it to superscript or subscript...
After a reply from the OP's in their other disconnected and duplicated
thread on the same topic, changing to a "smaller" size has nothing to do
with what the OP actually wanted to do. They wanted to have the
*string* of 3 characters "2/3" (sans quotes) replaced by a single "â…”"
character. In other words, they want to use the auto-formatting
function in their word processor (not identified at the beginning) to
replace a string of characters with a single character, similar to how
"--" would get replaced with an em-dash (wider dash) character.

So what the OP needs to go check is if auto-formatting is enabled in the
word processor and if the 2/3 string is listed as to what character gets
replaced for it. Might be an auto-correct function (replace a string of
characters with a character) or an auto-format function where fractions
(as character strings) get replaced with an equivalent single character
(but this is limited to only a few fractions, like 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3,
and 3/4). Obviously something like 432/763 won't have an equivalent
single character replacment (but superscripting and subscripting could
be used to make it look more like a fraction).
 
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Stuart Bouchey

I do not have Word 2002 but with Word 2010 in Win 7 it works similar to Word XP in XP.
In Word click "Insert", then "Symbol"; you may need to click "More Symbols" in some versions to get the symbol display.
On the display for Font accept or scroll to "(normal text)"; it has also worked for me in some fonts.
For Subset scroll to "Number Forms"
There you will find 1/3.
Select it and then click "Insert"
HTH
Stuart
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I do not have Word 2002 but with Word 2010 in Win 7 it works similar to Word XP in XP.
In Word click "Insert", then "Symbol"; you may need to click "More Symbols" in some versions to get the symbol display.
On the display for Font accept or scroll to "(normal text)"; it has also worked for me in some fonts.
For Subset scroll to "Number Forms"
There you will find 1/3.
Select it and then click "Insert"
HTH
Stuart
Well, 1/3 is indeed smaller than 2/3, but that's probably not what the
OP meant. Also, in my version, Word 2003, the 2/3 and 1/3 symbols are
next to each other.

Sorry - I just had to nag. Your answer is certainly useful even with the
typo :) ... and in spite of the OP's confusing query, I might add.

BTW, in my Windows 7 Home Premium, I found this character in the
Character Map:
â…”
It is U+2154, named Vulgar Fraction Two Thirds.

There are several others near it, namely 1/3, 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, and 7/8. I
typed them in discreet form, since I have no idea how they'll render in
various newsreaders.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Well, 1/3 is indeed smaller than 2/3, but that's probably not what the
OP meant. Also, in my version, Word 2003, the 2/3 and 1/3 symbols are
next to each other.

Sorry - I just had to nag. Your answer is certainly useful even with the
typo :) ... and in spite of the OP's confusing query, I might add.

BTW, in my Windows 7 Home Premium, I found this character in the
Character Map:
â…”
It is U+2154, named Vulgar Fraction Two Thirds.

There are several others near it, namely 1/3, 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, and 7/8. I
typed them in discreet form, since I have no idea how they'll render in
various newsreaders.
Well, it might be discreet, but I really meant discrete :)

"Group by subrange" in Character Map, pointed out by NQ and relic in the
OP's 48-minute thread, was news to me. Thank you both - it adds a *lot*
to the utility of Character Map.
 
G

Gordon

"Group by subrange" in Character Map, pointed out by NQ and relic in the
OP's 48-minute thread, was news to me. Thank you both - it adds a *lot*
to the utility of Character Map.
Absolutely. I didn't know about that either...
 
G

Gordon

Yeah. Considering how may years I've used the program, it's kind of
embarrassing...
Ah, but I don't recall Character Map in XP having those functions...
 
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Ed Cryer

Ah, but I don't recall Character Map in XP having those functions...
Yes, very useful. You get foreign scripts like Greek and Arabic as well
as lots of mathematical symbols etc.
I've just checked on my XP machine and it's there; exactly like here on
Win7.
I thought I knew XP from top to bottom. I wonder how many other things
are there that I never found.

Ed
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Yes, very useful. You get foreign scripts like Greek and Arabic as well
as lots of mathematical symbols etc.
I've just checked on my XP machine and it's there; exactly like here on
Win7.
I wondered whether it was a recent change, or whether I just missed it.
Thanks for being the message of doom - no, no, I mean dumb :)
I thought I knew XP from top to bottom. I wonder how many other things
are there that I never found.

Ed
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