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    Line above text (2002 SP2)

    If I request a line above a paragraph, it occupies the whole width of the page (between margins).
    If I request one above text, it puts it all around the text.

    Can I get a line just above the text of my heading, without it spreading across the whole page?

    TIA

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    Re: Line above text (2002 SP2)

    You can change the margins for the heading, or you can create a table with a cell just large enough for the text, and turn off all cell borders except the upper border for the cell containing the text.

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    Re: Line above text (2002 SP2)

    If its accetable, you can also use the drawing tools, and simply draw a line above the word.
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    Re: Line above text (2002 SP2)

    Thanks Hans and Rudi.

    And there is of course the {eq ...} field trick.

    I just thought that I recalled an easy way to select whether the line went the whole width or just the width of the actual characters in the heading paragraph.

    It was obviously a false memory.

    Thanks for helping.

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    Re: Line above text (2002 SP2)

    If you have a blank paragraph mark between paragraphs you can use the right and or left indent markers to control the length of the line.

    For example, if you have the word Heading and a blank paragraph mark above it, while on that blank paragraph mark, click Format, Borders and Shading, attach a bottom border to the blank paragraph and click OK. Now use your left and or right indent markers to adjust the width of the line.

    Make sense? Definitely not the most elegant solution, like those mentioned above, but an old trick from prior versions.

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