How to Make Fractions in Illustrator on a Mac
By Tivi Jones
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.
Highlight the text you wish to make into a fraction.
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.
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."
Tivi Jones has been writing and editing since 2006. She has worked with print and digital magazine publishers such as Bauer Publishings and book publishers like Sourcebooks, Inc. Jones holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and entrepreneurship from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been in the marketing and business development consulting field for more than nine years.