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    zig zag lines (professional - 2003)

    Other than using freehand, there doesn't appear to be a standard "zig zag" line available in Word (or Publisher or SmartDraw or Dia ...) ... (I don't know about Visio).

    All I want is a line format that zig zags like: /////////////// and then behaves like the other lines in that I can put an arrow on it, adjust length and size, etc.

    The only thing I've found so far that does it is a genogram program that costs over $100. It sure seems like this should not be that hard to do, even in a word processor. Any ideas?

    thanks,
    larry

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    Re: zig zag lines (professional - 2003)

    Hi HoUston

    To get a zig zag line type 3 tildas in a row and then press return ~~~
    Jerry

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    Re: zig zag lines (professional - 2003)

    That is true .... but it's just a line across the page with no ability to be formatted and moved as with an arrow line.

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    Re: zig zag lines (professional - 2003)

    Word doesn't provide a zigzag line, but you could create one using the freeform tool from Drawing toolbar > AutoShapes > Lines > Freeform. Once it is to your liking, create an AutoText entry from it, so that you can insert it whenever you want. Since it is a shape from the Drawing toolbar, you can modify the line weight, line style, color, arrow etc.

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