How to Make Fractions in Illustrator on a Mac

By Tivi Jones

Creating less common fractions in Illustrator is an easy but obscure option in the program.
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Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector graphics editor used to create amazing artwork. While great for art and design, the software isn't always as intuitive for creating text-heavy projects. Creating fractions in Illustrator on a Mac is done in two ways. To use a simple, commonly used fraction (like 1/2), select the option from the Type --> Glyphs menu, but for arbitrary fractions you will need to follow the steps below.

Step 1

Highlight the text you wish to make into a fraction.

Step 2

Change the selected text to an OpenType font. Do this by clicking "Type" --> "Find Font" and then replace the current font with an "Open Type" font using the "Replace" option.

Step 3

Select the "Fraction" box in the "OpenType" panel to convert the text to a fraction. If this menu is not visible, find it by selecting "Window" --> "Type --> "OpenType."