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    Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    I have a user who is typing an exam answer sheet. The professor wants her to put a box(border) around only the correct answer. She used the outline numbering scheme so when you select the text you only get the answer bordered if you select the paragraph mark - you get the entire sentence with a border. She only wants the a,b,c or d with a border around it. Any suggestions.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    You might try a two-column table with a narrow left column formatted in the list-number style. Then put a border only on the cell with the number to the right answer.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    Hi Melanie:

    Another thing that your user can do is:
    1. Select the correct answer (a, b, c, d, etc.)
    2. Go to Format/Borders & Shading...
    3. Select the box on the borders tab.
    4. Make sure the "apply to" box says "text", not paragraph.

    The advantage to this is that you fill out the whole answer sheet, go back & put a box around the first correct answer, then go through the rest of the sheet & just select the correct letter & press F4 (F4 is redo).

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    I would suggest using the Drawing toolbar's Rectangle tool to draw a box around the letters of the correct answers. Don't forget to change the AutoShape properties to No Fill, and if she really wants to get fancy, she can change the color and thickness of the border. I would advise to turn off Snap to Grid, and remember that once you create one that looks right, you can right click and set the AutoShape default so you don't have to reset properties for each one. Or, she can always Ctrl-drag copies to the other correct answers.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    I had it working with the option of text, but it also selects the word next to the letter. example a. answer. The prof. only wants the a. with a border around it.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    Hi Melanie:

    If you select the text before opening the Format/Borders & Shading... dialog box, only the text you select will be bordered.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    Right but the problem is you cannot select the a, b, c, d when you insert them using the automatic list.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    Aaargh! I overlooked that part of your first post--outline numbering. I'm afraid you'll have to use one of the other approaches mentioned.

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    Re: Border around outline list (Word 2000 SR1)

    oh well - no big deal. I showed her how to use the drawing toolbar. Thanks for all your help.

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