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How can I enter the following fraction in Word for Mac (with the keyboard, clicking twice every time I need it is obviously not a solution)?

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In Word 2010 for PC, while in equation mode you just type 1/2 and it converts it to that fraction automatically. not sure if it's the same –  jay Oct 15 '12 at 0:06
    
At least in Word 2007, when the equation editor is active, you can press Alt+J (to switch to the Design tab), F (to open the Fraction dropdown) and Enter (to select the first option, stacked fraction). –  Indrek Oct 15 '12 at 2:28
    
@jay: I can't believe I didn't try that. Works for (x+y+z)/(a+b+c) too! If you post it as an answer I'll gladly accept –  houbysoft Oct 15 '12 at 4:13
    
sweet! glad they kept the shortcuts, makes it easier for users to transition between platforms. also see the given link for more! –  jay Oct 15 '12 at 11:20

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In Word 2010 for PC while in an equation you can just type 1/2 and it should convert it to a fraction. Other notable shortcuts include x^n for xn and x_n for xn.

Here's a more elaborate list of such shortcuts.

1/2 in linear form turns into automatically turns into a fraction

This should be the same for World for Mac 2011!

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