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 fractions while writing in documents.

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

You can put (—) between numerator and denominator, you can put forward slash (/) between numbers, or 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.

Some people like to add 1/2 or 1/16 type fractions and want to stop converting fractions in a pre-formatted form in Google Docs document.

So we will learn the different ways for typing **fractions in Google Docs**.

## How to make a fraction in Google Docs using Equation

You can type and make 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 the 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.

## How to write a fraction in Google Docs using special characters

To write a fraction in Google Docs can be done via inserting special characters in the doc.

Open **Google docs** document on the 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 mentioned 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.

Also Learn: How Microsoft Word user can type Fractions in Word document.

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

If you want to type something like 3/4, 1/16 and stop to convert numbers 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.