3 Quick Tips to Insert Different Types of Horizontal Lines in Word Documents

In today’s article, we find out 3 easy ways to guide you when insert different types of horizontal lines in Word documents.

Now and then, if you write a long Word document, you may encounter a situation where you have to add some horizontal lines. Never overlook these lines. They are often easy on the eyes so that your document will be clear and reader-friendly.

Following are 3 methods for you to get different styles of lines you want. Please read on to find out the exact steps.

Tip 1: Insert Horizontal Lines by Setting “Borders and Shading”

  1. To begin with, put your cursor right at the place where you want to insert a horizontal line.
  2. Click “Home”.
  3. Then, find and click the “Borders and Shading” icon in “Paragraph” area.
  4. Click “Horizontal Line” on the drop list of “Borders and Shading”.     Click "Home"-> Click "Horizontal Line" on the Drop List of the "Boarders and Shading" in Paragraph Area
  5. Now you have got a horizontal line. In case you want to make your line special, just right click the line to set up.Now You Have Successfully Inserted a Horizontal Line
  6. Click “Format Horizontal Line” on the menu.
  7. In “Format Horizontal Line” window, you will be able to change the color, height and so on.
  8. Remember to click “OK” when you are done.Right Click the Line->Set up Line's Width and Height and Color -> Click "OK" to Save the Change
  9. Right click the line again.
  10. Choose “Borders and Shading” this time.
  11. Click “Horizontal Line” button on the left down of the “Borders and Shading” window.Right Click the Line Again-> Click "Boarders and Shading"->Click "Horizontal Line" button on the Left-down
  12. Now you can choose one style you like for your line.Choose Style for the Line->Click "OK" to Save the Change
  13. Still, click “OK” to save the change as your last move.Now You Can Get the Line You Like

Tip 2: Insert Lines with the Help of Special Characters

Sometimes you may need lines of different types. Believe it or not, these lines can make your document appealing visually. Certainly, there is a shortcut to do so.

  1. First and foremost, you have to place your cursor properly before you start all the work.
  2. Type certain characters three times.
  3. Then press “Enter” and you will be able to get lines you like.

For example, you can get lines as below:

Type Certain Characters Three Times-> Press "Enter" to Get Lines

This is definitely a quick way to get various of horizontal lines in the least time. Still, there is the third way to get this task done.

Tip 3: Type Lines Directly

Sure, you can also type the lines you want directly so as to save yourself much time.

If you want the most common horizontal line, follow the steps below:

  1. Put your cursor at the place you would like to insert a line.
  2. Press “Shift” and “-(hyphen)” in succession at the same time.

If you want a broken line, then follow the steps below:

  1. Put your cursor at the place you would like to insert a line.
  2. Press “-(hyphen)” in succession.

Watch out the File corruption

Word is perhaps one of the most used software in office work. With its powerful functions, we can easily carry out our daily office performance. However, despite all the advantages, we still need to be aware of unexpected document corruption. Thus, it’s advisable to keep regular backup of some important files.

When the tragedy happens, remember to use the built-in function of Word. If that doesn’t work, you can turn to third-party doc repair product.

Author Introduction:

Vera Chen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including excel recovery and pdf repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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