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Entering Fractions

You can enter a fractional number in a cell and use it for calculation:

If you enter "0 1/2" AutoCorrect causes the three characters 1, / and 2 to be replaced by a single character. The same applies to 1/4 and 3/4. This replacement is defined in \<emph\>Tools - AutoCorrect\</emph\> - \<emph\>Replace\</emph\> tab.

If you want to see multi-digit fractions such as "1/10", you must change the cell format to the multi-digit fraction view. Open the context menu of the cell, and choose \<emph\>Format cells. \</emph\>Select "Fraction" from the \<emph\>Category\</emph\> field, and then select "-1234 10/81". You can then enter fractions such as 12/31 or 12/32 - the fractions are, however, automatically reduced, so that in the last example you would see 3/8.

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