Stop automatic fractions

When I enter a date such as 30/11/23 in a spreadsheet I get 30/1½3. I have to put a space after the second /, insert the year, then remove the space. Is it possible to force Papyrus to avoid the fraction other than by using a different separator?


Hi! :sun_with_face:

Yep! This is a text macro that comes with Papyrus Author to make writers’ life a bit easier–but I can see that for you it’s a nuisance. :grin:

It’s a quick fix, here’s how:

  1. Go “Edit” → “Text Macros”

  2. Find the “½” macro and its friends ⅓, ¼… and delete them with the “Delete Macro” button.

→ All dates from now on are now shown as you want.

Let me know how it goes! :man_construction_worker: :wrench:

Excellent, Sam. Thanks very much.

While I was removing the macros it struck me that I could get round the problem I raised in January 2022 entitled “Opening quotes after emdash” ( A new macro #emd will insert —“ and #ems will insert —‘

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