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    Lines in Document (Word 97)

    The attached is a one page template document. That document has two lines. I cannot eliminate/erase/nuke these lines. Can anyone tell me what they are and how to eliminate. This is a recurring problem.
    According to what i have determined they are not headers, footers, borders or drawn lines.

    What are they and how do i get rid of them?

    Thanks

    Ray 2073
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    Re: Lines in Document (Word 97)

    Ray-

    If you select the paragraph symbol under the first line, go to Format, Borders/Shading and select none, it will take out that line. For the bottom line, anywhere on the page, go to Borders/Shading, click on "Page Border" tab and select none.

    Leanne

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    Re: Lines in Document (Word 97)

    Problem Solved

    Thank You.

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    Re: Lines in Document (Word 97)

    I don't really know what those lines are called but if you would like to replicate one, hold the shift key, and press the underline character (beside the keyboad +) about 3 or 4 times and you have a line.

    Andrew C

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    Re: Lines in Document (Word 97)

    Hi Andrew,

    There are borders applied by using the Borders option found in Format/AutoCorrect/AutoFormat as you Type.

    There are several different line styles available. The key is to type 3 or more characters in sequence followed by <Enter>:

    Here are those I know off-hand:
    - (Dash): Thin
    _ (Underscore): Thick
    = (Equals): Double border
    ~ (Tilde): Wavy
    # (Pound): Thin, Thick, Thin
    * (Asterisk): Boxes
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    Re: Lines in Document (Word 97)

    Thanks for that BAM,

    I had not realised there was such a selection.

    I noticed that if you can copy them and then paste them as drawing objects.

    Andrew

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    Re: Lines in Document (Word 97)

    Hi Ray,

    I hope you don't mind but I took the liberty of reviewing your document and made a few modifications. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I think that you might run into other difficulties in the future with the way it is currently set up. I noticed it has been through several hands so I suspect that it has been handed down to you.

    I've attached your document with a few revisions:

    - Created the DefaultFont style and used it as the Based on style. Also set the Language to English (Canadian) so this does not need to be manually/directly applied.
    - Applied Styles where needed to insure formatslanguage stay the same.
    - Deleted styles that were not currently in use. (note exception mentioned later)
    - Added 6 rows to your previous table and moved your headings. Note that each heading is placed in a separate row with an empty row below for typing.

    This method allow for a couple of items:
    * Allows for a easy text input area and there is no need to remove empty paragraphs later
    * Set the Row Height to an exact measurement so the form can not span more than a single page. This also keeps the headings in the same location at all times. (I wasn't sure if this was what you wanted but the Row format can easily changed by setting the Row Height to At Least)
    * Keeps each heading with the next row if you change the Row Height to At Least. This way if the text that supports the heading moves to the next page the Heading will follow. (If this is not desired, modify the style and remove the Keep with Next paragraph format)

    - Added formatted space rather than empty paragraph marks

    I also recommend that you Select All <Ctrl a> and copy/paste to a new document. This will remove the Heading styles that can not be deleted and there is some metadata that could stand to be stripped from the document.

    This will decrease the file size a tad and I believe that Fast Saves were used at one time. There is text being saved with the file that doesn't appear in the document or File/Properties.

    If you do decide to review the modifications, just let us know if you have any questions.
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    Re: Lines in Document (Word 97)

    HI

    NO, I do not mind at all. Always interested in learning new things.

    Thanks for all your responses.

    Ray2073

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