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    Re: Help with creating lines (Microsoft Internet

    Hi Reggie:
    See the thread that starts with <post#=309069>post 309069</post#> for suggestions on underlines. When you create a table, you can use the Tables & Borders Toolbar to remove some of the borders. Then it will appear as an underline only. You will see an example of that in the thread I referred you to.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Help with creating lines (Microsoft Internet

    Thanks for the tip/thread Phil - I will give it a shot!

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    Help with creating lines (Microsoft Word 2000)

    If there is anyone out there who can help me with this Word problem , I would be very greatful I am trying to create a FORM in word. On this form, I want to have lines that stay put when a person will type on them. I have inserted the grey field box for the user to type in and
    hit underline and tab to make the lines long - maybe 4 or 5 lines. I then "protected" the document. The lines do not stay put, when I tried to type on them, they move and knock the headings out of order and eventually they move on a second page. I know there is a way to create
    lines that stay in place- Someone mentioned once that I should insert a TABLE from word - when I did this, it created boxes not lines-
    I have attached a copy of the actual form I have been working on. If there is any Word savvy person out there that can troubleshoot my problem - I would be very grateful - it has stumped a few people at my office - Thank you!
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    Re: Help with creating lines (Microsoft Internet

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Phil Rabichow on 05-Nov-03 16:09. to add Addendum)</P>I took a look at your attachment. Please don't take this the wrong way, but the document is a disaster.
    1. Never use the spacebar to move text into position. Use either paragraph indentation or tabs.

    2. If you are going to use tabs for underlines, never use 2 tabs in a row. Click on the ruler where you want the paragraph to have a tab (here at the very right margin) & press the tab once. However, this won't work well for multiple lines if you want a fixed space for them. If you press the Show/Hide button on your standard toolbar, you'll see the tab marks, which look like arrows. Notice how I changed the first set for you & notice how many tabs appear on every line in the other parts of the form.

    3. Notice how you can use a table to simulate an underline. I've attached an example in the second part of your document.

    4. I've also put in lines as a drawing object. This will change your layout if you go over one line.

    5. Another solution, which is a pain to create is to simulate a table in the header using lines. This will overlay as a sort of watermark.

    I would thoroughly read those links that I put in the first post. Another thing you can do with a form is just forget about underlines. You can have a template with headings & just allow the user to write as much as they want. The other headings will move down to accommodate the expanding text. You could make it so the text was underlined just as far as it was typed, but even that's unnecessary.
    Hope this gives you some ideas.

    Addendum: If you really want what you set out to do (having a fixed number of lines that won't move), I've revised my attachment. You can do this, but it's a hassle. You need to start with a table, insert a formfield, & draw floating lines exactly where the bottom table borders appear. This takes a lot of playing around. Once you get them right, you can group them. For fine adjustments, you select them, hold down the Ctrl key, & mvoe them with the arrow keys. Then you need to turn off table gridlines, merge the cells in the table, so you have 1 large cell.
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    Re: Help with creating lines (Microsoft Internet

    No offense taken Phil, I can use some constructive criticism. I will take some time and read over all that you sent me - I am sure it will help-
    I am relatively new to working on Word in this capacity so your tips are helpful.

    Thanks again for taking the time to help! <img src=/S/catty.gif border=0 alt=catty width=19 height=18>

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