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Tech Tip: Easy ways to make lines in Word

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

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You can add horizontal lines in a Word 2007 document easily without having to use the ribbon on the top of the page.  You don't even need your mouse - try the examples below to see how easy it is.

1.       If you want to add a simple straight line, type three dashes (---) and press Enter on the keyboard.

2.       For a dotted horizontal line, type three asterisks (***) and press Enter.

3.       Type three underscores ( ___ ) and press Enter to get a bold line.

4.       Type three equal signs (===) and hit Enter to get a double line.

5.       Three pound signs ( ### ) and press Enter to get a triple line with the center line bold.

6.       Type in three tildes ( ~~~ ) and hitting Enter to get zig-zag line.

If you have any questions about these tips, feel free to contact the Helpdesk at 715.394.8300.

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