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jonmcfarlandWS
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Changing the Inch symbol location

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12-13-2012 11:11 AM

Is there a way to change the location of the Inch symbol next to a stacked fraction?  As it is the symbol is aligned with the number to the left of the fraction and appears to low and odd (see attached).  I would prefer it closr to the top of the numerator.

 

Thanks,

Jon

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Patchy
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Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 11:32 AM in reply to: jonmcfarlandWS

Of course

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jonmcfarlandWS
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Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 11:42 AM in reply to: Patchy

Thanks Patchy, but that's Mtext rather than a dimension.  I'd like to have the inch symbol higher in a dimension that has a stacked fraction, but normal when it doesn't.

 

Thanks,

Jon

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Patchy
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Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 11:51 AM in reply to: jonmcfarlandWS

I have not seen one done for dimension, I guess no options :smileysad:

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dmfrazier
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Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 12:32 PM in reply to: jonmcfarlandWS

I've always preferred the look of the diagonal stacked fraction.  Maybe it's because the inch mark works better with it...

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steve216586
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Message 6 of 9 (246 Views)

Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 01:55 PM in reply to: jonmcfarlandWS

If you set the "Fraction Height Scale" to 0.5 it works well.  Your fraction is a total of your text height though so the numbers are half of what the leading number's size.

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jonmcfarlandWS
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Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 01:57 PM in reply to: steve216586

Hi Steve,

 

Thanks for the suggestion, but still not what I'm looking for.  We generally use reduced size prints and the smaller scale is difficult to read.

Jon

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hmsilva
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Message 8 of 9 (229 Views)

Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 03:59 PM in reply to: jonmcfarlandWS

jonmcfarlandWS wrote:

Is there a way to change the location of the Inch symbol next to a stacked fraction?  As it is the symbol is aligned with the number to the left of the fraction and appears to low and odd (see attached).  I would prefer it closr to the top of the numerator.

 

Attached is a lisp I wrote now that does what you want.

Try it, is minimally tested...

if you're not used to dealing with lisp files,

Save the file in a Support File Search Path directory, Load it with "appload" command, then type Inch2top to run the code...

 

hope that helps

Henrique

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Patchy
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Message 9 of 9 (222 Views)

Re: Changing the Inch symbol location

12-13-2012 04:50 PM in reply to: hmsilva

Fantastic solution

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