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Old 04-09-2009, 09:18 AM
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Question problems with black lines in word

hi got some problems with black lines appearing in my documents in word.


i have gone thru the help menu to try and sort it out, with no luck.
they seem to appear randomly in my documents. one guy suggested it had something to do with some kind of submenu or similar.

the black lines can be seen on this screen shot:

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/w...6/Picture1.png

this is annoying and will not look good when handing in an assignment at uni.

im not an experienced word user, so anyone got any tips on how to get rid of the black lines, please explain it properly
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:29 AM
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On the Home tab, turn on (click) the backward P
Next:

You MUST have your insertion point at the end of the line of text above the line you want to remove. SELECT from that spot to the beginning of the paragraph UNDER the horizontal line

Then Delete

If the document is long and with a lot of this, then do a Find and Replace
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:57 PM
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And another thing to do before you continue on is turn off Border Lines in your AutoCorrect options:

Word 2007
- Office Button > Word Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options button > AutoFormat As You Type > uncheck the Border lines box

Word 2003
- Tools > AutoCorrect Options > AutoFormat As You Type > uncheck the Border lines box

These are the lines that get made when you make several lies (minus sign, equals sign, underscore) in a row, then press enter and you end up with a continuous line across the page.

If you find that zyzzyva57's method works, but every time you add a line break at those points the line comes back - then copy and paste the entire document into Notepad, save it, close it, open it (still in Notepad) and then paste it back into a new Word document - this will remove all formatting AND formatting behavioural tags. (just don't forget to turn off Border lines to prevent it happening again! LOL!)
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