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Entering 2D Expressions

Fractions

How to type

Start with the expression that will be the numerator.

Type x

Create a built-up fraction by holding down the Control key and typing a slash. The placeholder in the denominator is already selected.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified/RightModified

Fill in the denominator.

Type y

Move the insertion point out of the fraction by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

How to type

Repeat the steps of the first example.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified/RightModified, type y, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

Once the insertion point is out of the fraction, you can continue typing.

Type + z

How to type

Do the first few steps of the previous example.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified/RightModified, type y

Continue typing in the denominator and then move out of the fraction.

Type + z, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

How to type

Create a built-up fraction by holding down the Control key and typing a slash. The numerator and denominator contain placeholders; the one in the numerator is selected.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified/RightModified

Type an expression in the numerator.

Type x + y

Select the placeholder in the denominator by pressing the Tab key. (Alternatively, you can select the placeholder by clicking it.)

Press TabKey

Fill in the numerator and move out of the fraction by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Type z, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

Another way to type

Start with the expression that will be the numerator.

Type x + y

Select the expression. (You can select it by clicking and dragging the pointer over the expression, by holding down the Control key and typing a period repeatedly, or by clicking the expression repeatedly.)

Select it

Create a built-up fraction by holding down the Control key and typing a slash.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified/RightModified

Fill in the numerator and move out of the fraction by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Type z, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified



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