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    Is there a way to create a line that can be typed on?

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    Re: word 2000 (line to be typed on)

    One way would be to put the line in a table cell, one column by one row. Format the table, then format, borders and shading. Remove the borders from the top and sides, and format the bottom border perhaps with a dotted line.

    If it's to be used as a fill-in document, you might additionally want to use fill-in form fields- check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q187/8/64.ASP>this article</A>
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    Re: word 2000

    <img src=/S/lightbulb.gif border=0 alt=lightbulb width=15 height=15> If you are looking for something that resembles Notebook paper with lines that can be typed on, I believe that some time back in this forum there was a similar request and someone posted a template (.dot) file that will give you this. If you search this forum with the keyword "notebook", you should be able to locate the discussion. HTH.

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    Re: word 2000

    There were 2 threads- <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=14278&page=&view =&sb=&vc=1>this one</A> was the main one. But don't worry about what I posted there. It didin't work! The watermark idea seemed to have more promise.

    Elas, does either question answer what you are asking? The question could be interpreted a number of ways. If we haven't answered what you want, you may want to add some more detail.
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    Re: word 2000

    Geoff
    Thanks for your response, I'll give it a try and let you know. I've tried for years to figure this out and have never succeeded.
    elas

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    Re: word 2000

    The way I usually do it is with a right-tab and a font formatting of underline. Anything typed before the tab will still be underlined. It depends on what you are doing. Tables work fine, so do text borders.
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    Re: word 2000

    I read all the posts on creating notebook-paper effect.

    Presuming that the lines should be visible on screen alone, and need not print (as an exercise in theory, knowingly straying beyond the scope of the current query), the easiest way I thought of was (a) to set line spacing to "exactly", say 12 points, and ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] use the drawing toolbar to create a horizontal grid every 12 pts. This, thought, should create a notebook like effect, which is not printable, but viewable.

    Curiously enough, when I filled the page with junk text, I found that the lines strayed from the gridlines. Further experimentation showed that when I set the line spacing to "exactly 11.9 pts" and the horizontal grid to 12 pts, the text lined up perfectly.

    Does anyone have an answer to why this 0.1 pt difference in vertical spacing occurs?

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    Re: word 2000

    Maybe Word is allowing space for the horizontal lines outside of its linespacing? Just a thought.
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    Re: word 2000

    I think this unlikely because the gridlines are a view-only feature. Hence they should not be occupying text area which shows up in a print view.

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    Re: word 2000

    Fair enough. As I said, just a thought. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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