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Typing fractions , superscripts and subscripts.

Can someone please provide information or a web site link on how to type fractions (fraction characters), superscripts and subscripts ? I remember vaguely the process involves highlighting the subject character and pressing a key in combination with the "Ctrl" key. Thanks.

christy

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Character map. . .

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has a few.

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Christy,

That depends.

On the program you are using, and the font you are using.

A few fractions (like ? and ?) are simple: (alt-1-7-1 and alt 1-7-2) in most fonts. Subscript and superscript can easily be done in MS Word via the font menu. In html sub- and superscript are simple tags, but the best way to write ? is ½

Hope this helps.

Kees

Kees

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By the way,

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the ALT combinations Kees suggested use the Numeric keys on your keyboard, and not the number keys above the alphabet keys.

eg ALT+172 on the alpha keys just gives a beep.

but ALT+172 on the numeric pad gives ?

Mark

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Alt+numeric key pad.

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Thanks, Mark. It is interesting to find the character code and keys equivalent for a given character. However, I am not able to find the Alt+key strokes for ''approximately'' - the mathematical symbol consisting of something like an ''underlined omega''. Do you know of any sites where rhis symbol is listed ? And do you know what the x means for character code at the character map, e.g. "0x79" ? How do I convert this to decimal using the calculator so that I can find the Alt+keystrokes ? ( Iam able to convert the U+ series.)

Thanks.

christy

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Been experimenting...

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Thank you, Coryphaeus and Kees. I am thinking of "in general", without the use of the character map. I have been trying to find out how:

This is what I have found:

Superscript: highlight the text and press combo Ctrl+Shift and + .

Subscript: highlight the text and press combo Ctrl plus + .

It follows that to type any fraction character a/b, one just have to turn the numerator to a superscript and the denominator to a subscript.

Perhaps there are "correct" methods ?

Unfortunately, the process cannot be demonstrated here.

During my experimentation, I found that typing Alt and + combo ( at MS Word) turns the cursor to a big bolded "+", and Alt plus - combo turns the cursor to a big bolded "-". Wonder what these are for. Thanks.

christy

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Christy, Superscripts And SubScripts..

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