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Create "proper" fractions

Problem

PowerPoint can autocorrect a few common fractions into proper fractions but what if you need to use any but the few it knows about and can correct for you?

Solution

Select some text like 13/473

This bit of code will convert the text to the left of the "/" into a superscript and the text to the right of the "/" into a subscript.

Sub FractionalizeMe()
' Turns selected text like 7/8 into a fraction

    Dim sTemp As String
    Dim oRng As TextRange

    sTemp = ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Text
    ' If the text seems not to be "fraction material" bail
    If InStr(sTemp, "/") = 0 Then
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If Len(sTemp) < 3 Then
        Exit Sub
    End If

    Set oRng = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame.TextRange
    With oRng.Characters( _
        Start:=1, _
        Length:=InStr(sTemp, "/") - 1).Font
        .BaselineOffset = 0.3
    End With

    With oRng.Characters( _
        Start:=InStr(sTemp, "/") + 1, _
        Length:=Len(sTemp) - InStr(sTemp, "/")).Font
        .BaselineOffset = -0.25
    End With

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.


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Last update 07 June, 2011
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