How to Make a Division "Box" in Word

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  1. Rayzen

    Rayzen New Member

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    Has anyone found an easy way to make a division "box," using Word? I mean the one that looks like combination of a left-hand parenthesis symbol with an overline bar, not the "./." symbol. There is a way that I have seen, but it involves a complex, unwieldy bunch of programming code that is just too impractical to go through, if you are trying to make some division practice problems. The Open Office program has a nice "overline" option that you can choose, which works great, but Word doesn't seem to have that function, and if I were to write the problems in Open Office, they would lose their formatting, when saved in Word. I need to be able to send the finished page in Word.
     
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  3. RainStorm

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    Jul 22, 2015

    I don't have Word on my home computer (I use Corel) but as I recall, you just go to "Insert" and choose "equation" and then look for the math symbol you want.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. SummerIsTooLong

    SummerIsTooLong Rookie

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    You could use Alt 0247 which makes ÷. Or for the actual box you can use this:
    Insert tab
    Object
    Object
    Microsoft Equation 3
    Then hover over the Fraction and Radical Templates (2nd from left on the bottom row) Click this
    Scroll down to the bottom and there are 2 division brackets to choose from.
     
  5. Rockguykev

    Rockguykev Connoisseur

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    Jul 23, 2015

    I always just copy/paste an image of one from Google.
     
  6. Rox

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    Jul 24, 2015

    Can you use an underline with the parenthesis below it? It may not keep its formatting though. You could use columns or a chart with no borders to keep things aligned.
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