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# Typing Fractions

## Typing

Type x.
Create a built-up fraction by pressing the Control and / keys at the same time. The placeholder in the denominator is already selected.
Press Ctrl+/.
Fill in the denominator.
Type y.
Move the insertion point out of the fraction by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.

## Typing

Type x.
Create a built-up fraction by pressing the Control and / keys at the same time. The placeholder in the denominator is already selected.
Press Ctrl+/.
Fill in the denominator.
Type y.
Move the insertion point out of the fraction by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.
Once the insertion point is out of the fraction, you can continue typing.
Type +z.

## Typing

Type x.
Create a built-up fraction by pressing the Control and / keys at the same time. The placeholder in the denominator is already selected.
Press Ctrl+/.
Fill in the denominator.
Type y.
Continue typing in the denominator and then move out of the fraction.
Type +z.
Move the insertion point out of the fraction by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.

## Typing

Create a built-up fraction with Ctrl+/. The numerator and denominator contain placeholders; the one in the numerator is selected.
Press Ctrl+/.
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 or dragging.)
Press Tab.
Fill in the numerator.
Type z.
Get out of the fraction by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.