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    Underlining after Tab key Pressed (Word 2003)

    It must have been an inadvertent keystroke combination but now, with a blank document just opened and no tabs set, when I press the tab key a dark/thick underline appears from the margin to the flashing cursor at the 1/2 inch default tab stop. Continuous tab key pressing result in a solid underline across the page. Any ideas as to how to start this and how to stop it would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Underlining after Tab key Pressed (Word 2003)

    Check whether Thick underline has become part of the Normal style. To get rid of this:
    - Activate the Styles and Formatting task pane.
    - Right-click Normal and select Modify...
    - Select Format | Font...
    - Set Underlinestyle to (none)
    - Click OK
    - Make sure that the 'Add to template' check box is ticked.
    - Make sure that the 'Automatically update' check box is clear.
    - Click OK.

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    Re: Underlining after Tab key Pressed (Word 2003)

    Thanks Hans. Worked like a charm and I never even thought to look there because who would want to turn that on as default. Could it have been accidentally activated by using a keystroke combination? Anyhow, thanks again. You (and the rest) always seem to have the answers and I constantly pass this site to my students (at the end of their course, of course!!)
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    Re: Underlining after Tab key Pressed (Word 2003)

    I'm not aware of a keyboard shortcut for thick underline, but strange things can happen...

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