How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document
Margaret Johnson
Hello Everyone,
I have JAWS 17, MS Word 2013, and Windows 7, and I need to know how to type in a 1digit fraction such as onehalf for a cooking recipe. I really would appreciate some stepbystep instructions on how to do this.
Margaret


Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
Hi Margaret,
Press, Insert / Jaws key + 4, from the number row,
to open the symbols list, press the letter, o, until you land on, one half / ½,
& press enter to insert the fraction into your document. Do these
steps at the point you want to insert the fraction / symbol.
Take care. Mike Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
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From: Margaret
Johnson
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:39 PM
Subject: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word
document Hello Everyone,
I have JAWS 17, MS Word 2013, and Windows 7, and I need to know how to type in a 1digit fraction such as onehalf for a cooking recipe. I really would appreciate some stepbystep instructions on how to do this.
Margaret


Peter Tesar
That list does not contain the one third or two
thirds symbols.
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I have always used Word, to generate the single symbol, for the other fractions: onehalf, onequarter and threequarters. In Word, just type the 3 characters "1/2". When you press the spacebar, the 3 characters will become the single symbol. This also applys for the fractions: onequarter and threequarters. How do you create the single symbol for the fractions: onethird and twothirds? Peter T.
On 20161016 4:46 PM, Mike B. wrote:


Margaret Johnson
Thank you very much.
Margaret
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Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:47 PM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Re: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document
Hi Margaret, Press, Insert / Jaws key + 4, from the number row, to open the symbols list, press the letter, o, until you land on, one half / ½, & press enter to insert the fraction into your document. Do these steps at the point you want to insert the fraction / symbol. Take care.  Original Message  From: Margaret Johnson Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:39 PM Subject: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document
Hello Everyone,
I have JAWS 17, MS Word 2013, and Windows 7, and I need to know how to type in a 1digit fraction such as onehalf for a cooking recipe. I really would appreciate some stepbystep instructions on how to do this.
Margaret


Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
I do that too. And with JAWS 17, you have to go through the
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O synmbols to get to one half and one fourth. Bye for now, Carolyn
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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2016 5:04 PM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Re: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document That list does not contain the one third or two thirds symbols. I have always used Word, to generate the single symbol, for the other fractions: onehalf, onequarter and threequarters. In Word, just type the 3 characters "1/2". When you press the spacebar, the 3 characters will become the single symbol. This also applys for the fractions: onequarter and threequarters. How do you create the single symbol for the fractions: onethird and twothirds? Peter T. On 20161016 4:46 PM, Mike B. wrote: Hi Margaret, Press, Insert / Jaws key + 4, from the number row, to open the symbols list, press the letter, o, until you land on, one half / ½, & press enter to insert the fraction into your document. Do these steps at the point you want to insert the fraction / symbol. Take care. Mike Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!  Original Message  From: Margaret Johnson <mailto:margaret@paragould.net> To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:39 PM Subject: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document Hello Everyone, I have JAWS 17, MS Word 2013, and Windows 7, and I need to know how to type in a 1digit fraction such as onehalf for a cooking recipe. I really would appreciate some stepbystep instructions on how to do this. Margaret


Without using the Character Map program or the Insert Symbol command in Word is to use the "insert unicode character" command, which is done by typing the unicode code then immediately hitting ALT+X (no space, nothing after the code). The one third symbol is unicode character 2153, so if you type 2153 immediately followed by ALT+X you'll get a on third (in Arial, but not all fonts have that symbol). The twothirds symbol is 2154. Here are the available fraction symbols and their unicode code: oneseventh 2150 oneninth 2151 onetenth 2152 onethird 2153 twothirds 2154 onefifth 2155 twofifths 2156 threefifths 2157 fourfifths 2158 onesixth 2159 fivesixths 215A oneeighth 215B threeeighths 215C fiveeighths 215D seveneighths 215E fraction numerator one 215F (which gives you one with the slash as one character, after which you can then type in what you want as a denominator)
~ William James


Peter Tesar
I did as you instructed. Now JAWS reads it as:
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vulgar fraction one third Is there a significance to hearing "vulgar fraction" before the symbol? Peter T
On 20161016 10:35 PM, Brian Vogel
wrote:


Peter, No, the official name for these symbols is "vulgar fraction" followed by what's logical for the actual fraction you've inserted. It's the technical term for a numerator slash denominator format for a fraction, and that's exactly what they appear like as a single character.
~ William James


Same here and I have had PDF files where I heard this what sounds like “vulgar” in front of numbers or text, very annoying.
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On Behalf Of Peter Tesar
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I did as you instructed. Now JAWS reads it as: On 20161016 10:35 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:


I don't doubt that hearing "vulgar fraction" or just "vulgar" followed by something like onethird is annoying, but how else would a screen reader make clear that you're dealing with the single character format of a fraction as opposed to say, one slash three, for onethird typed out? I just played with NVDA with several lines that used the threecharacter numerator slash denominator for one and two thirds, followed by lines with the vulgar fraction character for same. It reads "one slash three Cuban pesos milk" for what's meant as onethird cup milk and "two slash three Cuban pesos water." The lines that follow that use the vulgar fraction characters are read as onethird and twothirds (with no "vulgar" or "vulgar fraction") ahead of it and the word cup is read as cup, not Cuban pesos. WindowEyes does the 1 or 2 slash 3 for the three character fractions and reads cup in that context normally. But, it reads vulgar fraction followed by either "one third" or "two thirds" for the lines that use them. Cup is pronounced normally. I'm guessing that if you frequently use vulgar fractions other than the incredibly common one fourth, one half, and three fourths  which I think get consistently read sans any indication of the use of a single vulgar fraction character  that a tweaking of your pronunciation dictionary to drop the "vulgar fraction" part will be needed.
~ William James


I don't want to restart my computer to fire up JAWS in 40minute mode, so I thought I'd ask here: Does the JAWS speech dictionary support regular expressions for pattern matching and/or replacement? I just did a regular expression find and replace in NVDA to force the "cuban pesos" to not say "cuban pesos" if the word cup is preceded by any 3 or more character typedout fraction.
~ William James


Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
In this case, you probably know that vulgar indicates common exact rather than lewd.
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Bye for now, Carolyn
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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:32 AM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Re: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document Same here and I have had PDF files where I heard this what sounds like “vulgar” in front of numbers or text, very annoying. From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 4:23 AM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Re: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document I did as you instructed. Now JAWS reads it as: vulgar fraction one third Is there a significance to hearing "vulgar fraction" before the symbol? Peter T On 20161016 10:35 PM, Brian Vogel wrote: Without using the Character Map program or the Insert Symbol command in Word is to use the "insert unicode character" command, which is done by typing the unicode code then immediately hitting ALT+X (no space, nothing after the code). The one third symbol is unicode character 2153, so if you type 2153 immediately followed by ALT+X you'll get a on third (in Arial, but not all fonts have that symbol). The twothirds symbol is 2154. Here are the available fraction symbols and their unicode code: oneseventh 2150 oneninth 2151 onetenth 2152 onethird 2153 twothirds 2154 onefifth 2155 twofifths 2156 threefifths 2157 fourfifths 2158 onesixth 2159 fivesixths 215A oneeighth 215B threeeighths 215C fiveeighths 215D seveneighths 215E fraction numerator one 215F (which gives you one with the slash as one character, after which you can then type in what you want as a denominator)  Brian A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James


Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Cool, as usual This list could make a dandy document by itself, and I think I’ll create one.
Ted
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:36 PM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Re: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document
Without using the Character Map program or the Insert Symbol command in Word is to use the "insert unicode character" command, which is done by typing the unicode code then immediately hitting ALT+X (no space, nothing after the code). The one third symbol is unicode character 2153, so if you type 2153 immediately followed by ALT+X you'll get a on third (in Arial, but not all fonts have that symbol). The twothirds symbol is 2154. Here are the available fraction symbols and their unicode code: oneseventh 2150 oneninth 2151 onetenth 2152 onethird 2153 twothirds 2154 onefifth 2155 twofifths 2156 threefifths 2157 fourfifths 2158 onesixth 2159 fivesixths 215A oneeighth 215B threeeighths 215C fiveeighths 215D seveneighths 215E fraction numerator one 215F (which gives you one with the slash as one character, after which you can then type in what you want as a denominator)
~ William James


Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
That must be a granularity issue, as my JAWS just read the fraction. I use Advanced on almost all programs.
Ted
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On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:09 AM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Re: How to insert a 1digit fraction into a 2013 word document
Peter, No, the official name for these symbols is "vulgar fraction" followed by what's logical for the actual fraction you've inserted. It's the technical term for a numerator slash denominator format for a fraction, and that's exactly what they appear like as a single character.
~ William James


Ann Byrne
In Excel 2010 you put an apostrophe before the number, or format it under format cells, numbers, as fraction.
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At 01:32 PM 10/25/2016, you wrote:
Cool, as usual This list could make a dandy document by itself, and I think Iâ€™ll create one.


ratshtron
another way is to use the alt key and using the numberpad type in let say 0444 and then release the alt key amd the 1/4 symbol is entered.
Legend has it that on Tuesday 10/25/2016 01:41 PM, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) said:  That must be a granularity issue, as my JAWS just read the fraction. I use Advanced on almost all programs.

