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    Underlines (Word 2003)

    Greetings,
    I have what I hope is a simple question. I want to be able to put underlines in some templates I'm creating but I don't know the best way to do it. If I use the underline character then when someone goes to fill in information whatever they are typing replaces the underline. I tried using 'borders & shading' but that makes a line across the entire page. For example, one line on a template may read: Case number: _________. I can't figure out how to create custom underlines that don't get screwed up when someone types in some information. Any ideas? Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Underlines (Word 2003)

    One way to do it is to create a table, say with two columns and one row for each item. Put the caption (description, question) in the first column, and set a bottom border for the cell in the second column.

    See attached screenshot. It displays the same table twice, first with table gridlines hidden, and below it with table gridlines visible.
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    Re: Underlines (Word 2003)

    This article by Suzanne Barnhill, MVP & Dave Rado, MVP should tell you everything you want to know about underlines. Selecting a tab & underlining it may prove to be the best way for you.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Underlines (Word 2003)

    Awesome! I tried the table method and that works perfectly. Thank you very much for the help!

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