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."

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About the Author

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.

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