In Google docs, you can write fraction symbols or division signs (/ or -) which consist of both the numerator and denominator **numbers as fractions** in two different ways.

Some people and students prefer fraction line as a diagonal line(/) and some like division line(-) to display fraction while writing in documents.

Here we will see both diagonal and how to get divide line on Google docs.

If you want to write a common fraction format like one-half(½) or one-fourth(¼) simply type fraction and then press enter from the keyboard, your fraction bar will automatically appear on Google docs.

But some people like to add 1/2 or 1/16 type fractions and want to stop convert fractions in a pre-formatted form in Google Docs document. So we will learn the other ways to typing fractions in Google docs.

## How to make a fraction in Google docs

To make a fraction in Google docs can be done via inserting special characters in the doc.

Open **Google docs** document on desktop browser and take the cursor where you want to put fractions.

Navigate to **Menu** option and go to **Insert** -> click on **Special characters**

A small box will appear in front of you, from there drop down and choose **Number** then **Fractions/Related** as mention under-

Now select the required fraction bar symbols from the table for example ¼,½, etc. These are very helpful for writing the common type of fractions in Google doc.

## How to type and stop converting fractions in Google Docs

If you want to type something like 3/4, 1/16 and stop to convert number automatically then disable the preference in the docs. For that go to **Tools** → click on **Preferences**. Select the **Substitutions** tab and then untick the required fraction box under automatic substitution. Click **OK** to save.

Now when the number will type your uncommon fraction will stop converted in automatic form, and it will turn into fractions on Google Docs.

## How to insert fraction in Google docs

You can type and insert both proper fractions and mixed fractions in Google docs by the Equation Editor method.

Open **Google docs** from Google drive if you already have an existing document, or create a new one. Place the cursor where you want to insert fraction in Google docs.

Then navigate to **Menu bar** and go to **Insert** -> click on **Equation**

Under new equation toolbar, select **Math Operations** then select the fraction format as shown in the below image-

Now enter the number in the place of numerator and denominator place.

The equation tool is very helpful to make a horizontal division line between numerator and denominator numbers in Google docs. You can write simple fraction, mixed number fraction, or get an uncommon fraction in Google docs by **equation editor**.

The equation editor is the best way to insert maths equation in Google docs.