word 2010 insert horizontal line & not automatically


  1. Posts : 10,200
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
       #1

    word 2010 insert horizontal line & not automatically


    Good People,
    Add me to the list of people who don't like the new ribbon.

    Before with 2007 I could insert a horizontal line of a certain width AND NOT using the auto option where 3 equals turns into a horizontal line. Now in 2010 the most I can get a minimal width horizontal line.

    I do not want to use one of the "graphic" selections. How do I put a 5 point horizontal line on a page. I like these simple things as separators.

    Please only respond if you have actually done this on WORD 2010.

    Oh yes, must clarify I'm working with the beta version of Word 2010.
    Last edited by karlsnooks; 17 Apr 2010 at 19:15. Reason: add remark re beta
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  2. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #2

    Hello Karl.

    On the home tab, expand borders.

    word 2010 insert horizontal line & not automatically-line1.png

    Click on horizontal line.

    word 2010 insert horizontal line & not automatically-line2.png

    Rt. click the new horizontal line and select format horizontal line.

    word 2010 insert horizontal line & not automatically-line3.png

    Should show you this box.

    word 2010 insert horizontal line & not automatically-line4.png

    Haven't figured out how to make a dashed or dotted line yet.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 10,200
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
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       #3

    Gary,
    Many thanks. At last a workable solution, even if one does have to jump thru hoops. Gage you an "attaboy".

    Karl
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  4. Posts : 10,200
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
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       #4

    Gary,

    I'm getting some strange and inconsistent performance. don't know whether some bulleted lists have anything to do with it or not.

    I'll try to get a consistent pattern but am not there yet.
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  5. Posts : 3,028
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
       #5

    Have you tried customizing the ribbon to suit your needs?
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  6. Posts : 10,200
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
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       #6

    Gary,
    Beginning to look like operator malfunction on my part. Am now getting consistent performance.
    karl
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  7. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #7

    Glad I could help. I haven't played with it too much, but you can also do some things with the border and shading option in pic 3 as shown here.

    word 2010 insert horizontal line & not automatically-line5.png

    Have a play.

    Gary
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  8. Posts : 10,200
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    Gary,
    Thanks. Playing is a good way of learning. Which reminds me, if you are interested in Win 7 certifications, then check out: www.areyoucertifiable.com

    Presents the question--pick answer scenario in an interesting and challenging fashion.
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  9. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #9

    Thanks Karl.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows XP
       #10

    unwanted horizontal line in Word 2010


    I've recently upgraded to Word 2010 (I'm still using XP). In large Word files, out of the clear blue, appear horizontal lines.

    Can't get rid of them. They show in printed documents.

    I don't know where it comes from - have tried the obvious like making sure there are no borders, etc. The document is left justified, single spaced. The horizontal line is the width of the paragraph.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks.
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