5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2017 12:04 AM by rosettah78582513

    Fractions in Indesign

    rosettah78582513

      When I select the paragraph style and make fractions on, all numbers in my text go up and down even if they are no fractions.

      Can there be a way to use so only the number that are fraction are set to fraction?

        • 1. Re: Fractions in Indesign
          amaarora Adobe Employee

          Hi,

          If you are on InDesign version CC 2017.0 or CC 2017.1, you can do the following...

          1. Select the text (or text frame) that has the numbers you wish to convert to fractions

          2. Click on the small "O" that appears when you select

          3. From the menu, which now shows up enable the fraction OpenType

          This would convert only the valid numbers as fractions instead of converting all numbers/digits to "up" and "down".

           

           

          Otherwise if you are on earlier InDesign version, you can do the following...

          1. Turn off the fraction property in your paragraph or character style first

          Then

          2. Either select each of the number and convert it to fraction from the character panel  ( this is a time consuming manual method )

          or

          2. You can make a grep style that converts only valid numbers to fractions. To do so...

            a. Make a new character style with fraction property enabled name it C1

            b. In your paragraph style (say P1) make a new grep style entry with the following settings

            c. Once you do this, only valid numbers in text with paragraph style P1 applied will be converted to fractions

          You can read ore about formatting fractions here https://indesignsecrets.com/formatting-fractions.php

           

           

          You also should ensure that the font you are using is an OpenType font with numerator and denominator glyphs.

           

           

          -Aman

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          • 2. Re: Fractions in Indesign
            rosettah78582513 Level 1

            Thanks.

            I am on 12.1..0.56 and this is the latest but i do not see any "O"

             

            -thanks

            • 3. Re: Fractions in Indesign
              amaarora Adobe Employee

              Hi,

              Can you also tell what composer is your paragraph style using? you can check it from paragraph panel menu here...

              In addition do you have this preference enabled?

              I am assuming you are on English locale.

               

              -Aman

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              • 4. Re: Fractions in Indesign
                rosettah78582513 Level 1

                Great solution amaarora!

                Regards

                • 5. Re: Fractions in Indesign
                  rosettah78582513 Level 1

                  The option was off in preferences