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Some fractions in Word are not resizing (for example, 1/16, 1/8, 1/3 don't change).  It worked for ½.  Is there a setting that I need to change or something?  Typically when you type in a fraction it resizes to how it appears as  ½ when I hit the spacebar, why are the other fractions not automatically resizing?  I do not want to have to use symbols all the time.  Thank you for your help with this.
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If you look at the character map (start, programs, accessories, system tools) on your system, you'll see that 1/2 and 1/4 are built-in characters in the OS.  Likewise, after typing them in to Word, you'll see that 1/2, while three characters when you entered it, becomes 1 character.  However, when you type in something like 1/5 or 1/16, there's no built-in character, so Word can't change them.

I think you would have to find a custom font that includes these special characters if you wanted them reduced in size similar to 1/2 and 1/4.

Sorry. :(
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Word only reformats very simple fractions (1/2s and 1/4s)
If you want the others then you have to do it manually - highlight the top character and format the font as superscript, then highlight the bottom part of the fraction and format font as subscript.
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