Separator line question please!



billybob
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
When you use a line to separate 2 items (paragraphs) on a document does that
have a specific name besides horizontal line? Maybe I'm nuts, but I thought
that I saw that somewhere along with a keyboard shortcut?

Stefan Blom
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
I think the name you are looking for is "paragraph border". As far as
I know, there is no predefined shortcut (at least not on my system).
Maybe you are thinking of Word's AutoFormat feature, which creates a
border if you type three or more of certain symbols (such as
asterisks) and then press ENTER? Read more about this at
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/CantGetRidOfLine.htm. Observe
that the article describes how to turn this feature off. You would
want to do the reverse, I guess...

Alternatively, paragraph borders can be added manually, via
Format>Borders and Shading. (This dialog box also enables you to add
borders to a table.)

The easiest way to insert paragraph borders would be to add them to a
paragraph style.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"billybob" <wmwh1217@isp.com> wrote in message
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> When you use a line to separate 2 items (paragraphs) on a document
does that
> have a specific name besides horizontal line? Maybe I'm nuts, but I
thought
> that I saw that somewhere along with a keyboard shortcut?
>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
There is also a "Horizontal Line" option in Format | Borders and Shading,
but I can't really recommend it. It's intended as a separator for Web pages
(which I think perhaps don't support paragraph borders?), and it can be very
difficult to remove.

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Words into Type
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"Stefan Blom" <no.spam@please.xyz> wrote in message
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> I think the name you are looking for is "paragraph border". As far as
> I know, there is no predefined shortcut (at least not on my system).
> Maybe you are thinking of Word's AutoFormat feature, which creates a
> border if you type three or more of certain symbols (such as
> asterisks) and then press ENTER? Read more about this at
> http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/CantGetRidOfLine.htm. Observe
> that the article describes how to turn this feature off. You would
> want to do the reverse, I guess...
>
> Alternatively, paragraph borders can be added manually, via
> Format>Borders and Shading. (This dialog box also enables you to add
> borders to a table.)
>
> The easiest way to insert paragraph borders would be to add them to a
> paragraph style.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "billybob" <wmwh1217@isp.com> wrote in message
> news:OGrtNlGgFHA.3940@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > When you use a line to separate 2 items (paragraphs) on a document
> does that
> > have a specific name besides horizontal line? Maybe I'm nuts, but I
> thought
> > that I saw that somewhere along with a keyboard shortcut?
> >
> >
>
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billybob
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
Suzanne, I just highlighted it and hit any key and it was gone; however, I
didn't try to move it around as you mentioned.

I saw this specific name as I was surfing around in Word 2002. Not knowing
what it was I tried it and a very thin horizontal line appeared centered on
my document as if to separate the 2 items in the list (not necessarily
paragraphs). I spent 2 hours trying to find this named option again and so
far, no luck. I don't need it that much; it just bothers me that I can't
find it again. I believe the name had about 8 or 10 letters in it. What a
mystery, huh?

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
Well, it's for sure not the "horizontal line" from the Borders dialog
because I just tried that and got a dialog that offers a variety of
graphics; I think you'd remember doing that. I assume you're not talking
about something as basic as an em dash? You've certainly piqued my curiosity
now!

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"billybob" <wmwh1217@isp.com> wrote in message
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> Suzanne, I just highlighted it and hit any key and it was gone; however, I
> didn't try to move it around as you mentioned.
>
> I saw this specific name as I was surfing around in Word 2002. Not knowing
> what it was I tried it and a very thin horizontal line appeared centered
on
> my document as if to separate the 2 items in the list (not necessarily
> paragraphs). I spent 2 hours trying to find this named option again and
so
> far, no luck. I don't need it that much; it just bothers me that I can't
> find it again. I believe the name had about 8 or 10 letters in it. What a
> mystery, huh?
>
>


Separator line question please!