## Typing Fractions

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• I m sure this answer will be obvious but I can t find what to search for in the manual. I want to make fractions, like 3/4, 1/2, etc. in a NoteTab document.
Message 1 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
I'm sure this answer will be obvious but I can't find what to search for
in the manual.

I want to make fractions, like 3/4, 1/2, etc. in a NoteTab document.

Instead of having them take up 3 spaces, i.e., 1/2, how can I have them
take up a single space where it shows the 1 on top, slash below and the
2 on the bottom, for example?

Here's a screenie that shows what I mean. The only way I can get it to
happen is by copying a pasting it from a different program.

http://www.bndservices.com/notetab/fractions.jpg
• You can do these by pressing: ALT plus 171 = ½ ALT plus 172 = ¼ I think there are others. John Wallace Pontiac Power RULES !!! www.wallaceracing.com _____
Message 2 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
You can do these by pressing:
ALT plus 171 = ½
ALT plus 172 = ¼
I think there are others.

John Wallace
Pontiac Power RULES !!!
www.wallaceracing.com

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From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Brian Binder
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 9:56 AM
To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NTB] Typing Fractions

I'm sure this answer will be obvious but I can't find what to search for
in the manual.

I want to make fractions, like 3/4, 1/2, etc. in a NoteTab document.

Instead of having them take up 3 spaces, i.e., 1/2, how can I have them
take up a single space where it shows the 1 on top, slash below and the
2 on the bottom, for example?

Here's a screenie that shows what I mean. The only way I can get it to
happen is by copying a pasting it from a different program.

http://www.bndservi <http://www.bndservices.com/notetab/fractions.jpg> ces.com/notetab/fractions.jpg

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• Op donderdag 16-11-2006 om 09:56 uur [tijdzone -0600], schreef Brian ... type: ¼ (=1/4) ½ (=1/2) ¾ (=3/4) -- adrien
Message 3 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
Op donderdag 16-11-2006 om 09:56 uur [tijdzone -0600], schreef Brian
Binder:
> Instead of having them take up 3 spaces, i.e., 1/2, how can I have
> them take up a single space where it shows the 1 on top, slash below
> and the 2 on the bottom, for example?

type: ¼ (=1/4)
½ (=1/2)
¾ (=3/4)
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• SEE: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/math/index.html#fractions
Message 4 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
SEE: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/math/index.html#fractions

Brian Binder wrote:
> I'm sure this answer will be obvious but I can't find what to search for
> in the manual.
>
> I want to make fractions, like 3/4, 1/2, etc. in a NoteTab document.
>
> Instead of having them take up 3 spaces, i.e., 1/2, how can I have them
> take up a single space where it shows the 1 on top, slash below and the
> 2 on the bottom, for example?
>
> Here's a screenie that shows what I mean. The only way I can get it to
> happen is by copying a pasting it from a different program.
>
> http://www.bndservices.com/notetab/fractions.jpg
>
>
> The NoteTab Clips List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/
> The NoteTab Off Topic List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-offtopic/
> Fookes Software: http://www.fookes.us, http://www.fookes.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
• http://www.1728.com/altchar.htm here are your alt key combos kitten ... From: Brian Binder To: notetab@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:56
Message 5 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
http://www.1728.com/altchar.htm
here are your alt key combos
kitten
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Binder
To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:56 AM
Subject: [NTB] Typing Fractions

I'm sure this answer will be obvious but I can't find what to search for
in the manual.

I want to make fractions, like 3/4, 1/2, etc. in a NoteTab document.

Instead of having them take up 3 spaces, i.e., 1/2, how can I have them
take up a single space where it shows the 1 on top, slash below and the
2 on the bottom, for example?

Here's a screenie that shows what I mean. The only way I can get it to
happen is by copying a pasting it from a different program.

http://www.bndservices.com/notetab/fractions.jpg

The NoteTab Clips List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/
The NoteTab Off Topic List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-offtopic/
Fookes Software: http://www.fookes.us, http://www.fookes.com

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• I use fractions a lot (I write recipes). I have these codes on clips, and it s great. If anyone ever see codes (or character strings or whatever you call
Message 6 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
I use fractions a lot (I write recipes). I have these codes on clips,
and it's great. If anyone ever see codes (or character strings or
whatever you call them) for 1/3 and 2/3, I'd love to know about it!

Thanks -

Laura
• Hi Laura, My wife does recipies in HTML and uses &176; or ° or ALT 0176 in regular text to give her the degree sign. I haven t seen HTML character entities
Message 7 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
Hi Laura,

My wife does recipies in HTML and uses &176; or ° or ALT 0176 in regular
text to give her the degree sign.
I haven't seen HTML character entities for 1/3 or 2/3, but the math
Jeff Scism provided has some good work arounds.

Best,
Corl

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From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Laura Dolson
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 9:19 AM
To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [NTB] Typing Fractions

I use fractions a lot (I write recipes). I have these codes on clips,
and it's great. If anyone ever see codes (or character strings or
whatever you call them) for 1/3 and 2/3, I'd love to know about it!

Thanks -

Laura

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• Interesting, only the right ALT key works. Lou
Message 8 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
Interesting, only the right ALT key works.

Lou

At 10:17 AM 11/16/2006 -0600, you wrote:

>You can do these by pressing:
>ALT plus 171 = ½
>ALT plus 172 = ¼
>I think there are others.
>
>John Wallace
>Pontiac Power RULES !!!
>www.wallaceracing.com
• For me it is just the key pad that works. Corl _____ From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lou Sent: Thursday, November
Message 9 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
For me it is just the key pad that works.

Corl

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From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Lou
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:47 AM
To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [NTB] Typing Fractions

Interesting, only the right ALT key works.

Lou

At 10:17 AM 11/16/2006 -0600, you wrote:

>You can do these by pressing:
>ALT plus 171 = ½
>ALT plus 172 = ¼
>I think there are others.
>
>John Wallace
>Pontiac Power RULES !!!
>www.wallaceracing.com

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• Thanks everyone for all the help and links, but anytime I write them or use Alt keys, they launch my clip libraries and I never see the fraction signs. :( I m
Message 10 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
Thanks everyone for all the help and links, but anytime I write them or
use Alt keys, they launch my clip libraries and I never see the fraction
signs. :(

I'm sure I'm missing something here, but I don't have any special keys
setup for anything else.

I hold ALT and then press 171 and my Autocorrect clip opens.

Lou wrote:
>
>
> Interesting, only the right ALT key works.
>
> Lou
>
> At 10:17 AM 11/16/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>
>>You can do these by pressing:
>>ALT plus 171 = ½
>>ALT plus 172 = ¼
>>I think there are others.
>>
>>John Wallace
>>Pontiac Power RULES !!!
>>www.wallaceracing.com
• I m trying to do it on my laptop :(
Message 11 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
I'm trying to do it on my laptop :(

Corl DeLuna wrote:
>
>
> For me it is just the key pad that works.
>
> Corl
• And there it it...ALT+Fn has to be held and then the keys. Now I can get it to work. Phew! :P Thanks everyone!
Message 12 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
And there it it...ALT+Fn has to be held and then the keys. Now I can
get it to work. Phew! :P Thanks everyone!

Corl DeLuna wrote:
>
>
> For me it is just the key pad that works.
>
> Corl
• Yes, I think you have to use the keypad when using the ALT button. Should have remembered that. John Wallace Pontiac Power RULES !!! www.wallaceracing.com
Message 13 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
Yes, I think you have to use the keypad when using the ALT button.
Should have remembered that.

John Wallace
Pontiac Power RULES !!!
www.wallaceracing.com

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From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Corl DeLuna
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 1:05 PM
To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [NTB] Typing Fractions

For me it is just the key pad that works.

Corl

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From: notetab@yahoogroups <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com> .com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com>
.com] On Behalf Of
Lou
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:47 AM
To: notetab@yahoogroups <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com> .com
Subject: RE: [NTB] Typing Fractions

Interesting, only the right ALT key works.

Lou

At 10:17 AM 11/16/2006 -0600, you wrote:

>You can do these by pressing:
>ALT plus 171 = ½
>ALT plus 172 = ¼
>I think there are others.
>
>John Wallace
>Pontiac Power RULES !!!
>www.wallaceracing.com

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• Glad you got it going Brian. What is ALT+Fn? When I try ALT+F, the file menu drops down. Thanks, Corl _____ From: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Message 14 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
Glad you got it going Brian. What is ALT+Fn? When I try ALT+F, the file menu
drops down.

Thanks,
Corl

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From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Brian Binder
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 11:25 AM
To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [NTB] Typing Fractions

And there it it...ALT+Fn has to be held and then the keys. Now I can
get it to work. Phew! :P Thanks everyone!

Corl DeLuna wrote:
>
>
> For me it is just the key pad that works.
>
> Corl

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• Corl DeLuna (corl@earthlink.net), Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:04 PM ... Originally it was the (only) Alt-key plus the numbers on the numeric bloc. Then there
Message 15 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
Corl DeLuna (corl@...), Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:04 PM

> For me it is just the key pad that works.

>> Interesting, only the right ALT key works.

>>> You can do these by pressing:
>>> ALT plus 171 = ½
>>> ALT plus 172 = ¼
>>> I think there are others.

Originally it was the (only) Alt-key plus the numbers on the numeric bloc.

Then there came two Alt-keys. Then the right-hand one became Alt Gr
(equaling Shift-Alt, if I'm right), in order to address more valuta symbols,
printed in green on the keys. Then some manufacurer managed to save a cent
per pallet of keyboards by using the one caption "Alt" on both the Alt and
the Alt Gr keys. The green ink didn't make it to black keyboards anyway.
The numeric block didn't make it to notebooks, until the larger wide-screen
ones (17" or even 19"?), but a separate numeric block, connected though USB,
will likely mimic the desktop behavior.

Notebooks tend to have an "Fn" button. For example, I can trade part of my
characters for numbers by pressing Fn-NumLock. Then pressing Alt while
typing "j7k" (without the quotation marks) equals and returns the above "ALT
plus 172 = ¼".

Using the "US International" keyboard layout, typing the row 1..0 above Q..P
while holding Alt Gr down results in:
¡²³¤€¼½¾‘’
so do keep experimenting! :-)

NOTE: In order to show the intentioned symbols I had to send this message in
Unicode, whereas you (Corl) use US-ASCII. I don't know what you'll see in
that line.

But obviously Clips are nice, as long as you're in NoteTab.

--
Chris Laarman
• I love the backgrounder on keyboard evolution/devolution, and the present day Unicode/US-ASCII distinctions. Thanks a bunch Chris! Corl _____ From:
Message 16 of 17 , Nov 16, 2006
I love the backgrounder on keyboard evolution/devolution, and the present day Unicode/US-ASCII distinctions.

Thanks a bunch Chris!
Corl

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From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Chris Laarman
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:07 PM
To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [NTB] Typing Fractions

> For me it is just the key pad that works.

>> Interesting, only the right ALT key works.

>>> You can do these by pressing:
>>> ALT plus 171 = ½
>>> ALT plus 172 = ¼
>>> I think there are others.

Originally it was the (only) Alt-key plus the numbers on the numeric bloc.

Then there came two Alt-keys. Then the right-hand one became Alt Gr
(equaling Shift-Alt, if I'm right), in order to address more valuta symbols,
printed in green on the keys. Then some manufacurer managed to save a cent
per pallet of keyboards by using the one caption "Alt" on both the Alt and
the Alt Gr keys. The green ink didn't make it to black keyboards anyway.
The numeric block didn't make it to notebooks, until the larger wide-screen
ones (17" or even 19"?), but a separate numeric block, connected though USB,
will likely mimic the desktop behavior.

Notebooks tend to have an "Fn" button. For example, I can trade part of my
characters for numbers by pressing Fn-NumLock. Then pressing Alt while
typing "j7k" (without the quotation marks) equals and returns the above "ALT
plus 172 = ¼".

Using the "US International" keyboard layout, typing the row 1..0 above Q..P
while holding Alt Gr down results in:
¡²³¤€¼½¾‘’
so do keep experimenting! :-)

NOTE: In order to show the intentioned symbols I had to send this message in
Unicode, whereas you (Corl) use US-ASCII. I don't know what you'll see in
that line.

But obviously Clips are nice, as long as you're in NoteTab.

--
Chris Laarman

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• Should you forget the keystrokes or wish to find others, go to Character Map (Accessories - System Tools in XP). The keystrokes are shown in the bottom right
Message 17 of 17 , Nov 19, 2006
Should you forget the keystrokes or wish to find others, go to
Character Map (Accessories - System Tools in XP). The keystrokes are
shown in the bottom right corner of the dialog box. Notice that some
fonts will not produce. db
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