With one line in your documents, you can visually separate your text or create a signature line. Microsoft Word offers various types of lines that you can add to your documents and we’ll show you how.
To quickly add a line to your document, use Word’s shortcut characters. These are the standard symbols you find on your keyboard, and when you press them three times, Word inserts a specific line into your document. Please note that you cannot customize these types of lines.
To use this method, first open your document in Microsoft Word. In your document, place the cursor where you want to insert a line.
On your keyboard, press the following characters to add a line:
- – (three dashes) – This adds a regular line.
- === (three equal signs): This adds a regular double line.
- ___ (three underscores): This adds a bold line.
- *** (three asterisks) – Use this to add a dotted line.
- ### (three hashes): this adds a triple line.
- ~~~ (three tildes): use this to add a wave line.
The line Word adds covers the entire width of your page, so you don’t have to worry about resizing it. And that is.
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If you want to manually insert and customize a line in your document, use this method.
In your Word document, place your cursor where you want to add a line. Then, on the Word ribbon at the top, click on the “Home” tab.
On the ‘Home’ tab, in the ‘Paragraph’ section, select the down arrow icon next to ‘Borders’.
From the down arrow icon menu, select ‘Horizontal Line’.
Word will add a line that covers the entire width of your page.
To customize the newly added line, double click on the line and a “Format Horizontal Line” window will open.
In this window, use the various options to change the style of your line, such as its color. Then click “OK” to save your changes.
And this is how you add customizable lines in your Word documents. Very useful!
With the “Shape” menu in Word, you can draw a line (in any direction) and add it to your document. This is a flexible way to add multiple lines to your documents.
To use this method, open your document in Microsoft Word. On the Word ribbon at the top, click on the “Insert” tab.
On the “Insert” tab, click on “Shapes”.
In the “Shapes” menu, in the “Lines” section, select the type of line to add to your document.
Your cursor will turn into a “+” (plus) icon allowing you to draw a line in your document. To start drawing, position the cursor where you want the line to start, press and hold the left mouse button, and drag the line in the direction you want.
To make it a straight line, press and hold the Shift key while drawing the line.
Your line is now available in your document. To customize it, click on the line and then on the Word ribbon at the top, click on the “Format Shape” tab.
On the “Shape Format” tab, you have several formatting options for your line. For example, to change the style of your line, click on a new style in the “Shape Styles” section, and so on.
And this is how you add the line of your choice in your Microsoft Word documents. Happy training!
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