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    Can't delete a line (Word 2000 SP 4)

    One of my Technical Writing course students has sent me a Word document that contains 3 heavy lines that we can't delete. I've had this happen before, and now it's time to consult the experts -- that's you!

    In the attached document, the unwanted lines are towards the bottom of each page. They are not part of the footer. We don't know where they came from.

    Can't select, can't move, can't get rid of. Yuck.

    Please explain what the lines are (and how you found out) and how to delete them.
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    Re: Can't delete a line (Word 2000 SP 4)

    The lines are paragraph borders belonging to the paragraph immediately above them. You can see this by clicking in the paragraph above one of the lines and selecting Format | Borders and Shading. You'll see a line at the bottom (see screenshot below). Either click on that line to remove it, or click on "None" on the left hand side of the dialog. Then click OK.

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    Re: Can't delete a line (Word 2000 SP 4)

    Here is the screenshot that Hans refered to. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Can't delete a line (Word 2000 SP 4)

    Thanks! <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>

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    Re: Can't delete a line (Word 2000 SP 4)

    Thanks to both Hans and Rudi for solving the "mystery line" issue.

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