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Old 01-11-2013, 01:34 AM
eNGiNe eNGiNe is offline can't set top border on text Windows 7 32bit can't set top border on text Office 2010 64bit
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If I select some text (with or without selecting the paragraph mark) and use the Top border button from the Home tab, I get a box round the selection and not the top border I've requested. Going back to the ribbon, I see the Outside borders option is highlighted, plus the four (top, left, right, bottom) options.



How do I use the border options to apply just a top border?

Windows 2010, 14.0.6114.5000 (32 bit)
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:33 AM
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I don't have an answer for that but, while playing around with it I did notice that (1) you have to grab the complete line (not just a portion of the text) in order to get the top border and (2) the style spacing before/after the line(s) was a factor if you attempted to put a top border on two consecutive lines.

Like I said, not an answer...just an observation.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:17 AM
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Here's a couple of screenshots to clarify the question. WYS may well be WYG, but it's not What You Asked For <g> 1. shows the selection buttons before I click on "top border", 2. shows how Word enthusiastically reinterprets this as "all borders". The second screenshot (touched up with a graphics editor) shows the top border effect I'm trying for.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:31 AM
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Hi
The only way to achieve this is to insert a continuous Section Break both before and after the heading.
Then apply a top border to the paragraph.
Then reduce the margin in that Section only to the width of the paragraph.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:28 AM
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The only way to achieve this is to insert a continuous Section Break both before and after the heading.
Well, that's certainly an interesting idea! but not one I'll be putting to the test. I'll just add another entry to the "Word knows better" list ;-}
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:10 AM
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Hi

The other option you have is to just "draw" a line over each heading as required. This is achieved by using Insert - Shapes - Lines and the draw a line where you want it.

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