5 Effective Ways to Input a Stacked or Skewed Fraction in Your Word Document

This article is devoted to showing you 5 effective ways which works well in getting a stacked or skewed fraction for you Word document.

Generally, when we need to insert a fraction in Word document, we will just enter a linear one by entering a slash between the numerator and denominator. However, there can be times when we do need a stacked or skewed fraction, such as below:A Skewed Fraction A Stacked Fraction

Obviously, we cannot directly type to get one. So there are 5 actually working methods in this writing for you to complete the task.

Method 1: Choose “Stacked Fraction” or “Skewed Fraction” Structure

  1. To begin with, click “Insert” tab.
  2. Then click “Equation” in “Symbols” group.Click "Insert" -> Click "Equation"
  3. Now you can see an equation editing box on your document. Go to click “Fraction” in “Operator” group.
  4. Next choose “Stacked Fraction” or “Skewed Fraction” on the list-menu.Click "Fraction" Icon ->Choose "Stacked Fraction" or "Skewed Fraction"
  5. Now enter numerator and denominator in dotted boxes respectively.Input to Get a Skewed FractionEnter Numerator and Denominator
  6. Lastly, click empty area on the document to exit editing. And you will have the above result.

Method 2: Convert “Linear Fraction” to “Stacked Fraction”

  1. Firstly, repeat first 2 steps in method 1.
  2. Second, enter a linear fraction in the equation editing box.
  3. Next, click the “Equation Options” button.
  4. On the list, choose “Professional” option. And you will observe the linear fraction turns into a stacked one.Click Equation Options Button ->Choose "Professional"
  5. Still, repeat step 6 in method 1.

Method 1 and 2 perform well in Word 2010 and higher versions only. What’s more, you cannot employ them to work on a file created in version 2003 even in “Compatibility Mode”. Therefore, to address this issue, you should take a look at the following three methods.

Method 3: Insert a Field

  1. At first, click “Inset” tab.
  2. Then click “Quick Parts” in “Text” group.
  3. Next click “Field” on the list-menu.Click "Insert" ->Click "Quick Parts" ->Click "Field"
  4. Now in “Field” dialog box, first choose “Equations and Formulas” in “Categories” list box.
  5. Then find and click a field with the name “Eq”.
  6. Next, click “Field Codes” button on the left-down corner.Choose "Equations and Formulas" -> Click"Eq" Field Name ->Click "Field Codes"
  7. Rightly, you will see an “Options” button appear right next to “Field Codes”. Just click it.
  8. Now you will open “Field Options” dialog box. Find and click “\F(,)” in “Switches” list boxes.
  9. Then click “Add to Field” button. And you can see “EQ \F(,)” in “Field codes” text box.
  10. Next in the brackets of the codes, enter numerator before comma and denominator after.
  11. Finally click “OK” both in “Field Option” and “Field” dialog box.Choose a Switch ->Click "Add to" Field ->Click "OK"

Method 4: Insert Equation Editor

  1. In the first place, click “Insert’ tab.
  2. Then click “Object” in “Text” group.
  3. Next, in “Object” dialog box, click “Microsoft Equation 3.0” under “Create New”.
  4. Then click “OK”.Click "Insert" ->Click "Object" ->Click "Microsoft Equation 3.0" ->Click "OK"
  5. Now you may notice your Word screen changes a bit. Next choose fraction template.Choose "Stacked Fraction" or "Skewed Fraction" Template
  6. And input numerator and denominator in editor box.Input into a Skewed Fraction TemplateEnter Numerator and Denominator in Editor Box
  7. Likely, click the empty area to exit editing.

Method 5: Insert a Symbol

  1. Firstly, click “Insert” tab.
  2. Then click “Symbol” in “Symbols” group.
  3. Next click “More Symbols” to open “Symbol” dialog box.Click "Insert" ->Click "Symbol" ->Click "More Symbols"
  4. Now choose “normal text” for “Font”.
  5. And you can find 3 skewed fractions as below:Choose "normal text" for "Font" ->Find Symbols ->Click "Insert"

Select the right one and click “Insert”.

Comparison of 5 Methods

Methods Advantages Disadvantages
Method 1: Choose “Stacked Fraction” or “Skewed Fraction” Structure

& Method 2: Convert “Linear Fraction” to “Stacked Fraction”

1.         Both methods share simple steps.

2.         Double click the fraction and you can start modifying.

3.         Method 1 can get you both a stacked and skewed fraction.

 

1.         Neither method can work on a file created in version 2003 or earlier ones.

2.         It will automatically changes to linear fraction if you paste on webpages. So you may have to convert it to picture first.

3.         Method 2 cannot change a linear fraction into a skewed one.

Method 3: Insert a Field It can works on version 2003 and higher ones. 1.         It has more steps than other methods.

2.         You have to press “Alt+ F9” before editing codes. And you have to press shortcuts again to go back to normal mode.

3.         It will automatically changes to linear fraction if you paste on webpages. So you may have to convert it to picture first.

4.         It cannot get you a skewed fraction.

Method 4: Insert Equation Editor 1.         Double click the fraction and you can edit it.

2.         It can works on version 2003 and higher ones.

3.         You can get both stacked and skewed fraction.

1.         It’s simpler than method 3.

2.         It will automatically changes to linear fraction if you paste on webpages. So you may have to convert it to picture first.

Method 5: Insert a Symbol 1.         Easy steps

2.         It can works on version 2003 and higher ones.

1.         You have limited fraction options.

2.         You can keep the fraction format when paste it on webpage without converting it to a picture.

3.         You cannot get strictly stacked fraction but skewed fraction.

4.         You cannot edit them.

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