Lately, I’m doing freelance work helping to produce questions for a tuition center. I learned new things in Microsoft Words as I went along until yesterday, I was stumped trying to convert 3/10 into a proper fraction in-line instead of in its separate little equation block.

As always, a bit of Googling saved me from further headache. I found the solution initially from a youtube video but this blog post ‘Mathematical Formulas in Microsoft Word‘ is a bit more detailed

The gist of it is to use equation fields, but hitting Ctrl + F9 and typing { eq \f (a,b) } , substituting a and b for whatever numbers or text of the fraction. Then right-click on the whole bracketed text (which should have a gray background now) and select ‘Toggle Field Codes‘ and it should convert itself.

The video shows it in action and the blog post have way more things than just fractions. This post of mine essentially is my note to self, because I have a feeling I may need to check back here again several times

PS. My Microsoft Words is 2016 version, but it seems to work for other versions too, older or newer.