This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
 MATHEMATICA TUTORIAL

# Typing Fractions

## Typing

Type .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .

## Typing

Type .
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 .
Continue typing in the denominator and then move out of the fraction.
Type .
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 .
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 .
Get out of the fraction by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.