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Old 05-09-2010, 10:18 AM
biotechguy biotechguy is offline Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Mac OS X Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
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In MS Word, I am trying to insert simple horizontal lines into a resume. I'm using the Object Palette and selecting the plain line. I want it to be absolutely horizontal, but after I highlight the line, even with tiny, tiny mouse movements of one end of the line, Word seems to want to put a tilt to the line. It instantly goes from tilting downward to tilting upward, crossing right through the horizontal that I want. Very frustrating! Sometimes, if only seemingly by chance, it lands on horizontal. I know about the option to adjust the degree of rotation -- from 0 to 360, but that doesn't work most of the time. Someone said something about holding down the shift key when using the mouse, and it might "snap to grid" but this didn't work either. I would sure appreciate anyone's help!

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Old 05-09-2010, 07:35 PM
zyzzyva57 zyzzyva57 is offline Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Windows 7 Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Office 2007
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Try it this way:
  1. Start with about where you want
  2. Go to the Insert tab
  3. Select Shapes
  4. Select Line from Lines
  5. Draw a small line
  6. With the line selected, now right click and then select Format AutoShape
  7. Make your line as wide, etc, as you want
  8. Oh, donít forget to fine tune its location once set by holding down your Control key while using your Arrow key
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:29 AM
mike.smith mike.smith is offline Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Windows XP Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Office 2007
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Or what you can do is to type " - " character or " _ " character as many times as you need.

They will stick together and form one line.

Mike
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:19 AM
Isabella_oteam Isabella_oteam is offline Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Windows 7 Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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Hi there,

Don't worry, inserting a line is simple. You can do it in a few easy steps and even move the horizontal line to where you want it in the document. Just watch this short video tutorial from the Office Help page to get step by step directions: http://www.woopid.com/video/1179/Ins...rizontal-Lines.

I hope this helps!

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Kimberly Kimberly is offline Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Windows 7 Putting a horizontal line in a Word Document -- should be simple, right? Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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In a new paragraph, type three dashes then press Enter.
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