This is frustrating and without storing the value correctly as a fraction, any formulas dependent upon this value will not work correctly.

To enter a fraction in Excel, type a 0 and a space followed by the fraction. Excel then stores the number as a fraction and reduces it to the smallest possible denominator. So if you type 0 2/16, Excel stores it as 1/8.

Now with a fraction stored correctly the cell can be referred to within formulas without error. Further formatting can also be applied to the cell through the **Format Cells** dialogue box.

If you have entered a number as a decimal, this can easily be converted to a fraction by using the **Number format** list. If you enter the number 0.25, or it is returned as the result of a formula, it can be formatted as a fraction to get 1/4.

Balloons appear on the right in what is known as the Markup Area by default.

However, these settings can be changed so that the balloons can be switched off, or modified to appear elsewhere.

**Turn Off Balloons in Track Changes**

- Click the
**Review**tab on the Ribbon - Click the
**Balloons**button in the Tracking group

- Select
**Show All Revisions Inline**from the list

It is also possible to show all revisions using balloons if you are a fan.

**Modify the Balloon Settings**

If you decide to use balloons for tracking, you may want to modify some of the settings. These include to show balloons on the right or left of the page, change the width of the Markup Area (set to 6.5 cm by default), and whether you want to show a connecting line to the changed text.

- Click the list arrow on the
**Track Changes**button in the**Review**tab of the Ribbon - Select
**Change Tracking Options**from the menu

- Change the required settings and click
**Ok**

Track Changes settings can be customised to suit the way you like to operate. Working with the balloon settings is just one area of that.

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