Create Better Fractions

James Felici wrote an excellent, comprehensive article for CreativePro.com on how to create true fractions (using any numbers) in both InDesign and QuarkXPress. Read it here.

In it, he refers to setting the Fraction/Price preference (QuarkXPress> Preferences> Fraction/Price) values. My favorite part is this:

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To set your QuarkXPress preferences at the high end of this range, use the following values, and make sure you’ve checked Fraction Slash:

Numerator:

Offset 28%

V(ertical) scale 60%

H(orizontal) scale 60%

Kern 0

Subscript (denominator):

Offset 0%

V(ertical) scale 60%

H(orizontal) scale 60%

Kern 0

There’s no universal kerning formula, so start with no extra kerning and see how it goes.

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He also explains the meaning of these settings, so be sure to read it carefully.