Friday, June 8, 2007

Get rid of that annoying horizontal line in Word

Have you had this happen? It especially likes to rear its irritating head in other people's documents that you receive.

I am talking about a mysterious horizontal line that appears in the middle of your Word document, like I had recently in a document I was working on. In this case, I had scanned the page in, and the optical character recognition (OCR) program had put it in there itself.


It's not a regular line, drawn with the graphic tools, you can't find any option for it in the menus, right-clicking on it does nothing, and when you pass the mouse over, it merely gives you the slider pointer icon, used to indicate that you can move it up and down.

Well, no need to tear your hair out! This line is actually... Wait for it...! A border! Don't ask me how it got there, but all you need to do is highlight the section around the line (just left mouse, and pull a nice big block round the area, provided there are no tables nearby where you want to preserve a border). Then just go up to the border-line selection icon in the toolbar and choose the one that clears all borders:

Hey presto (I say that a lot round here!), that pesky line should disappear! If it doesn't then, well, blame aliens!

282 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Ooooh sweet. Thanks man, that has driven me crazy for years!

markowe said...

Great, my pleasure!

I must admit that I only discovered this fairly recently - it had bugged me many a time too...!

Anonymous said...

saved me a few hours, thanks bud

markowe said...

Great! Pleased to hear it helped someone. Markos, you wait till you get the mysterious horizontal line - you'll come running, oh yes you will!

Mayuki said...

Thanks so much, jeez I HATED that thing! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't thank you enough. These lines were like metal shavings under my eyelids.

jessica said...

Oh my god you are a lifesaver! Those lines were making such a mess of my documents.

Ross said...

Thanks a lot, had one of those annoying lines in my dissertation and was starting to get a little worried...

markowe said...

Wow, those pesky lines are getting everywhere, even into the highest levels of academia! Is nobody safe?!

Anonymous said...

thanks.. had no idea what this line was..and i'm an IT consultant!

why microsoft thinks its a good idea to auto create a boder when you add a line of underscore's escapes me

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!

YOU'RE the FREAKIN'G MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joy Love said...

Thank you so much- just as you said, couldn't find it in menus such as AutoCorrect, etceteras. No clue how a border got into the document but I am relieved to see it removed!

Jon said...

Thanks you saved my life x

Anonymous said...

YES!! I was about to build up a heart attack.

Elioz Antebi Hefer, Dr. M.D. B.Sc. M.P.H. said...

Another big thank you from me
after trying to get rid of it for a couple of hours (an imp. document....)

Its not just in faxes or Ocr but may happen if the border is drawn in a simple text doc.

Bless YOU !

Anonymous said...

Spot on x

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC! Thx so much!!!

Valeri S. said...

Your tip works!
When I did it, the horizontal line just moved up the selected block, so I selected the block immediately above the horizontal line, and then it worked. No more magically inserted & annoying horizontal lines!

markowe said...

Good stuff! I haven't had the problem for ages myself, but I always am on the lookout for those annoying horizontal lines..! How they even get there is another question entirely...

Anonymous said...

Thanks.

I have been ready to punch something for the last few hours trying to get rid of these stupid lines.

I have spent more of my time using microsoft word over the past 15 years trying to fix it's stupid quirks and formatting errors than actually being able to write anything.

Anonymous said...

You...are...god.

Thank you very much. It was all, "la la la, gotta type my english essay, due tomorrow," and then "AHHHH! WTF IS THIS STUPID LINE?!?" D<<<

thank you :D

Justine said...

oh my gosh. thank you. i was about to rip my face off! i was getting so frustrated because i accidently copied and pasted it from another document and i could not get rid of it. thanks!

markowe said...

I'm glad this post is still helping people - this can only mean that the annoying horizontal line is alive and well!

I just have to add that I caught it in the act today! I realised one way that it can appear. If in Word you type a line of dashes, "--------" (not sure how exactly many there have to be), the autoformat function will turn this into the dreaded annoying horizontal line when you press return!

I can just imagine somebody innocently typing dashes, like I did, and then having NO IDEA how to get rid of that line afterwards, since it doesn't appear to be editable in any way.

So beware...!

Anonymous said...

cheers buddy. it helped me a lot!

Michael said...

Thank you very much for this.

Colin said...

Aha thanks(:
Was trying to remove then I decided to google the bastard haha.
First result was this.
Fixed it, it was there because of a template I was using..

Anyone add me on myspace?
myspace.com/lordofthecherrybomb

Anonymous said...

Genius, thank you so very much! Your tip is responsible for my sanity...

much gratitude,
phd student on the edge

Anonymous said...

Great solution. Who in the world at microsoft thought this would be a good idea? They need to be bludgeoned with a keyboard.

piasportal said...

thanks... was just about to break the monitor and/or keyboard.

Then I googled. Found this. feeling better now that I can breathe again...

markowe said...

Oh the wrath Microsoft Word inspires. You should see when you get into some advanced stuff in Word, like using hidden text extensively, protected text etc. You get some amazing crashes, you wouldn't believe...

But I think the main problem with these "bugs" is they're not really bugs, Word is doing what it's supposed to - the problem is that us average users cannot possibly fathom what it has done. Once you know, it's simple, but until then...

Harpy´s Nightmare said...

Many thanks for creating this page - I was going nuts till I found your solution!

Anonymous said...

_Selecting_ the line and then "no border" didn't work for me. But putting the cursor just before (above) the dreaded line, and only then clicking on "no border" worked. Phew! Wasted so much time on this... Long live google, and charitable folks who put tips up :) Thanks!

markowe said...

Thanks for the extra clarification. Yes, I put "select everything" just to make the explanation simpler, but I am surprised it actually didn't work that way.

Anyway, once you realise the line is a border that's half the mystery solved!

Anonymous said...

What a cancer is right. I had to highlight the whole 100 page document, b/c when i just highlighted one section the dreaded line reappeared in another section. Incredible that 95% of consumers have to put up with such a buggy program. I have already downloaded Open Office and am considering switching over if I didn't think it would cost me ages.

Anonymous said...

bless you for this tip!
i have been trying to avoid the dreaded automatic line by not using hypens, underscores, etc in my docs to separate sections - only to find it also does the same thing with "equal" signs.

markowe said...
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markowe said...

You will be pleased to know that this "feature" can be turned off! Check my quick tip about that!

Stop the Annoying Horizontal Line in Word

Anonymous said...

Seriously, has't Microsoft not received enough complaints about that "stupid, annoying horizontal line" (the words I used in google to get this page) to have a user-friendly means of getting rid of it e.g. highlight and delete. You've made yet another fan.... thank you.

sorahamaji said...

thank you so much you saved my friends work 8D he was getting very angry at the people around him :3

birdie7 said...

I have this problem where the black line just moves upward each time I try to do as you've suggested... I click the "no border" thing and have tried highlighting the line in different ways with different amounts of text around it, but it just jumps somewhere else in the document! Woe is me!!

Scott said...

Thank you for the help. I had to select the whole document to keep it from jumping around. This was very annoying.

Anonymous said...

Bless you. This is the single most irritating flaw in Word.

markowe said...

Well, that's a pretty contentious statement :) But let's not start listing them!

Alicia said...

oh my freaking god. HALLE-FREAKING-LUJAH! that thing is so annoying! I was like "Alright, Microsoft Word. You're amazing, but if you do this to me one more time..." and now I get it! YAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Ahaha the laugh is on the other mouth now paperclip man!

It has no comeback... bummer.

Thanks!

markowe said...

We sure showed it!

(I hope!)

Anonymous said...

Thanks mate, this helps a lot!

Rogue Two said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

I won't in any way be able to add a new kind of thank you to this post, but I just wanted to write anyway and say that THE LINE HAS BEEN BUGGING ME FOR YEARS... I used to cut and paste the entire document above and below the line into a NEW document, and even re-type stuff. You'd think you were in the clear for a few essays, and then BAM, it's back. What I love most about this thread however, is the affiliation I feel with other post-ers in their despair anger and relief - keep the colourful language (e.g. 'rip my face off') coming! In rageful fits of companionship friends... Bree.

ryteclick said...

Saved me hours I'm sure. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

I just had a similar problem in Word 2007, but it was in the Header. A mysterious horizontal line that I had not added and would not go away. It was not a typical border, however, because simply turning off borders did not work. It was a PAGE BORDER, on the second tab of the Borders and Shading dialog box.

I seriously thought I was going to run screaming from the building tonight if it would not disappear...

markowe said...

Hey, thanks for the Word 2007 tip - the mysterious, annoying line had to appear there too! I'm sure someone round here will find this useful, once they've finished (or is it started?) ranting about how much they hate Word 2007!

Word sufferer said...

God bless google and people like you with useful tips. I had been bordering insanity with this freaking line..

markowe said...

Wow, the annoying horizontal line seems to be making a resurgence! A lot of people complaining about it lately! Glad I could help!

hamble said...

thank you so much. i was tearing my hair out - even tearing my boyfriend's hair out - trying to get rid of that flamin' thing. you have literally SAVED MY LIFE.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! You really are a life saver man.. This fucking line is driving me crazy.. Wonder why there is no obvious way to get rid of this line.

Anonymous said...

My problem turned out to be a bit different -- the random lines were actually "autoshapes"; but until I purchased CrossEyes (after market Word Editor that gives WordPerfect-like "Reveal Codes"), I couldn't figure it out at all.
Now when I click the [Autoshape] code in CrossEyes, it gives me a handle to allow me to get rid of the line. Short of that, I was going stark raving mad.
CrossEyes isn't quite as sweet as RevealCodes, where you can delete the offending item simply by deleting its "revealed" code. Instead, once the code is revealed, you have to go back to the text and then delete the offending shape/font/line/art; but it's a whole lot better than nothing.

Jamie said...

haha this is classic how many peeps have commented! i've had like 4 lines invading my doc...faaaark i was definitely starting to actually swear at my pc and that has never happened before! LEGEND=markowe :)

markowe said...

Yeah, there seems to have been an increase in the appearance of the annoying horizontal line of late!

Come on, you really never swore at your computer before...?!

Some said...

HOWEVER, it looks like they fixed this fix. In Office 2007 Blue Edition, there is no 'clear grid' button. Why?

Someone should send this to microsoft.

Anonymous said...

lol you're really amazing! thanks so much, prob saved me hours too

Anonymous said...

thanks so much! I was doing a works cited that was part of a research paper worth 25% of my final and it appeared! even the librarians couldnt figure out what to do!! thanks again!

Anonymous said...

doood holy shit ur my savior lol that thing just drove me crazy, been trying to get rid of it for a few days now lol

Ssa:ndra said...

I think I love you. THANK YOU! You just saved me from going completely mad from the wrath and frustration and my computer from flying out the window. (I know it is not my laptop's fault - but it would have been a quick and easy fix.)

Ruthie said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Olivia said...

OMG! Just what I needed! You can't believe how many websites I've searched for help...and the microsoft word help is no use at all.

Thanks for the tip! Now I can hand up my work to my teacher without getting scolded for my formatting issues. My life saver! :D

Anonymous said...

I love you!
That's just what I needed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! you have just improved my quality of life greatly! So kind of you to post it, you saved me HOURS of re-writing a document! Bless!

Anonymous said...

OMFG THANK YOU. Words cannot describe the agony that evil line has put me through. It was wandering wherever it pleased, multiplying freely, resisting all efforts to delete, and basically driving me insane. You saved my life.

markowe said...

Never ceases to amaze me, the amount of irritation and frustration the annoying horizontal line causes! Glad to have helped!

Anonymous said...

You are my hero!

Anonymous said...

Didn't work for me when I chose "none" in Borders And Shading, so instead I chose to colour the line white, and then it just became invisible! :)

Anonymous said...

Finally someone knows how to fix the problem! Thanks

Ankush said...

Thanks, thanks, thanks! That stupid line was killing me!

Val said...

OMG I think I want to marry u, you really saved me :)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! i was about to throw my computer out the window

geektoria said...

THANK YOU! I can finally get rid of those damn lines!

Anonymous said...

Dude, you rock! This has bothered me for YEARS!

Rowland Douglas said...

You're a God! Thanks a million. I was about to throw my computer out the window.

Anonymous said...

Thanks soooo much I have been tearing my hair oout for an hour trying to get rid of this line!

Saadia Me'Chel said...

I can't say thank you enough. That thing was driving me bonkers!!!!

frank said...

i love you, man.
and google also, for getting me to your blog with a straightforward "annoying lines in word" search!

Anonymous said...

thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much

Anonymous said...

You're the dude, man, the dude...

Unagoover said...

it didn't work. it's still there...

Julian said...

Beautiful, thanks man. This is exactly what I needed.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious- all these people suffering with me. I was about to pull my hair about over a stupid line!!!!!! The tip about putting your cursor just above it was very helpful as my line kept moving!

Rylan said...

It was messing with me, man. Was messing with me real bad. Was bordering on desperation and contemplating rewriting/innovatively copypasting the entire document to escape the menace. You are my knight in shining armour. <3

Webmaster said...

finally, no more black line )table border) THANKS

Ron G said...

For some reason, yes, the black line disappears - but it simply re-appears one paragraph higher!
Anybody have a cure for this?

Ron G said...

I just answered my own question: I highlighted the entire text and THEN got rid of the borders. Worked!

Anonymous said...

This helped me since I had more than one.

If you've pressed Enter several times trying to get rid of the line, you will merely have applied the border formatting to all the paragraphs you added, as well as to the original one. This won't be obvious, because when several consecutive paragraphs have the same “Bottom Border” formatting applied to them, the border only appears below the last of them (Word takes “bottom” literally). So If you then remove the border formatting from the paragraph that has the line below it, the line will move up one paragraph. The trick is to select all the affected paragraphs and either press Ctrl+Q or choose No Border.

(http://word.mvps.org/faqs/Formatting/CantGetRidOfLine.htm)

markowe said...

Ahhhh, yes, makes sense - think that resolves the additional problem a few people have had. Thanks for that tip!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip! It came just in time, couldn't get rid of it for my report and it was driving me crazy. Who knew it was a frickin' border?!

Allen said...

If you do too many ------------- then Word thinks you want a solid line.

Good instructions... thanks!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

denise said...

I love you ... i don't even know you
but today ... I love you!

Dorothy said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!! JESUS!!!!!

I found a bunch of these posts and none of the helped me because it was not a paragraph border, not a header or footer border, but a PAGE BORDER as ANONYMOUS posted back in march! i almost started crying when i saw how happy everyone was that these posts fixed their issue and not mine.

rule: check those pesky PAGE BORDERS if you use PAGE BREAKS!!!!!

YAYYYYYYYY!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't delete that goddamn line, Im gonna kill someone!

Kevin said...

Thank you!

I've been trying to get rid of these lines for years!

John B said...

You are da man. Thanks homie.

Anonymous said...

I found your post through a Google search. This line has haunted me for years! THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! That line was a pain in the butt!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much... I've hated that line for such a long time.
You're a HERO in my eyes!

koma said...

not working.
i mean, i don`t understand what is a bloc around that line. in word 2007 i just can`t get rid of that line. i rather create new document and paste the content of previous and than after of that line.

markowe said...

Sorry, with 2007 I honestly couldn't say... I am still happily using 2003, which despite a few flaws still does the job fine, not a ribbon in sight...

Lindsey said...

THANK YOU!! I think you saved my sanity this morning.

Anonymous said...

I love you. You saved me having a breakdown. I need to hand my Psychology report in tomorrow and was considering putting one on every page so it looked like I meant it.. In Word 2007 you have to click above the line and then do the 'no borders', for some reason if you highlight it then it just appears above the highlight. Evading git.
Thank you.

markowe said...

Ha, might have looked quite nice on the psychology paper!

Thanks for the Word 2007 tip - I am glad this "feature" is alive and well in Word 2007!

Deb said...

Oh I love you. I was going crazy. And I love Google for finding this page.

Anonymous said...

Thank You - They wasted 20 minutes of my time until I decided to google it

Anonymous said...

My god, thank you so much for this. It worked. Now I can live my life again....

Anonymous said...

You have no clue. Senior Thesis time, thank you!

HarryLou said...

Thank you so much.
I had some stupid lines that Word decided I needed when I used asterisks to separate text. When you can't highlight something, you can't delete it!
This is a great help!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU,
YOU SAVED MY PAPER.
What an INFURIATING feature, right?

markowe said...

Oh, Word is full of those little "gems"!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!! OMG, it was driving me BATTY!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been trying to get rid of that damn line for hours. I owe you a beer.

Anonymous said...

Is there one person on earth that wants its underscores converted to a THICK PARAGRAPH BORDER?
It must be some kind of hidden camera joke from a developer looking at us trying all sorts of right clicking, backspacing, multiline selections, copy, pasting...
Thank you for the tip!

Parker said...

sweet. thanks man. what a relief.

Mike said...

Thank you so much for listing that. I had a 20 page paper and no matter what I did I couldn't get rid of the numerous black lines. I was about to throw the computer through the window haha.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Like other posters, I had to select my whole document to keep the blasted thing from jumping around.

Darcie said...

You rock!

Jessie said...

I know we don't know each other, but I think I love you. Seriously. I will now be one of your many followers.

Anonymous said...

What everyone else said - I love you man!

gord42 said...

I hate to just repeat everyone else, but...YOU ROCH!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I was fighting with those stupid lines for 25 min and that was enough to drive me crazy...then i took a breath and remembered "Google is my friend, use it"
And your blog was the first result I found 5 seconds later, problem solved! You are the MAN!

Jennifer said...

I found this line in my header too. And markowe, it isn't because of the dashes. The line created by dashes can be deleted by simple backspacing (i do that). Thank you so much! I was thinking no one would notice or have an entire post about this thing ... thank you so much!

markowe said...

Great :) I think the comment about the dashes was a reference to when you type a few dashes (or underscores) in a row and press ENTER, Word thinks you want a line for some reason and coverts it to one, but yes, those CAN be deleted, though they are indistinguishable from the "border" type we are talking about here.

Anonymous said...

If your using Word 2007 its not so easy as 'uncheck border'; I found out the 'hard way'. Make sure you are in Draft View. From Advanced Settings in Word Options, select display and change 'Style Pane' from 0 cm to, say, 1.6 cm.
Now go to the bit of the document where the line is, click in the 'Style Pane' and change it to 'Normal' - line gone - job done!

Anonymous said...

Im finally at peace! :)

Cjm said...

brilliant! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Lord ... I've been bugged by this for years. THANK YOU!

K said...

OMG! Thank you so much, i tried to get rid of the line for like 2 weeks. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank god your post was the first google result for "word big annoying dashed line". Thx^9999999

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

Anonymous said...

cheers man

Anonymous said...

cheers man simon jadon

Anonymous said...

Thanking you from Australia :)Thank you very much. Seriously.. it was so annoying! You saved my night!^_^ Take Care and thanks for posting for everyone to read and Stop pulling their hair out lol! :)

Sue said...

Thanks... those lines were driving me crazy... that was real easy.

Anonymous said...

Amazing! thank you so much.

Alejandro said...

This must be the most long lived thread post.
Years later, I thank you too. That stupid line was about to kill me!

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you. That was annoying the shit out of me.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

OH MY HEAVENS!!! You are a gray-hair saver, and you made me a hero at work!!! THANKS SO MUCH!

I actually use the lines a lot, but never knew how to get rid of them. In case you are wondering, you get them by keying a series of three characters in a row and pressing Enter. For example three ~~~ will give you a squiggly line.

I'm sure a guru like you already knew that though!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, what a relief. That's been bugging me for, oh, a decade.

Anonymous said...

Awesome dude thks for help

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks. I'm an author and I have a mac. With mac you have to select your whole document, but it does work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you too!

Anonymous said...

Can someone please tell me how make a line within a table in word 2007. Not the underline feature. The line has to go from left to right without intersecting to the column on the right. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Yours was the first link to come up in my Google search, and it worked!

Anonymous said...

Didn't work. Any other ideas?

Anonymous said...

Thank you - yes, you were first in the google, did not expect any solution but frustration got me there and bingo!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so very much for your guidance i was about to be done for laptop abuse! keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! MAN THAT ANNOYING LINE HAS BOTHERED ME. GOOD RIDDANCE.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I blame aliens, cuz it didnt work! CURSE YOU ALIENS!!!

Mindy said...

Seriously ! I, Mindy Bean, THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! I have had 5 different professors try to help me out with this, and we were all clueless! THANK YOU AGAIN !!!

ChrisPKnight said...

Thanks so much!!! This was killing my paper I have to send off for peer review in a few hours!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks man, u saved my day!!!!!

linda Chappo said...

Thanks a million. I think you changed my life ... at least my writing life :)

Anonymous said...

Didn't work for me at first, I was highlighting the line and it just kept moving the line up. Finally I put the cursor above the line w/o highlighting anything and then it worked.
Thank you sooooooo much I am working on a very important document!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, it worked!

Godfrey said...

Hi,thank you so much.This has saved my respect.Great job

scwai said...

Thank you! I do sometimes intentionally insert this horizontal line into my Word docs. However, whenever I cut and paste text (which is often), this line likes to come along for the ride. It seriously starts to replicate itself through my document. I had about 4-5 of these errant lines in the document I'm currently working on that I just cleared using your tip.

SiSi Sparkles said...

You are my hero. thank you!

R33D0 said...

it still doesnt work for me. im using office word professional 2010

Ryan Cornelius said...

I consider my self to some what of a genius with computers and a wizz with word. How you proved me wrong. Well done Chap!

Ryan Cornelius said...

p.s. to anyone who cant get this to work. try pressing crtl+a to select the whole document then press the no border button. Gets rid of all them at once and it solves problems of not selecting it correctly.

Cheers

Elliot Harvey said...

You are a god!
I was getting such a headache that I couldn't work, and you solved my problem quickly and easily. Whoever pays you to do this needs to give you a big raise.

markowe said...

@Ryan - Office gets us all sooner or later :) That's what Google is for! Thanks for the tip!

@Elliot - 'pay', that's a good one :) Just a little hobby blog, I am afraid, no pay involved, except some measly advertising revenue! Maybe I should set up a 'Donate' button, ha ha. Really though, always glad to have helped someone.

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

just want to let everyone know tha tI tried all of the suggestions listed. My problem was a half line at the bottom of the page. It was not a border, header or footer issue. I tried deleting the entire page, selecting the entire document, etc. the problem started when I copied and pasted a section from another document that had a foot note in it. this section had a statement with the little number 1 by it so that you would look toward the bottom of the oage for further explanation. Where I copied this section to, the footnote was not where I thought it should be so I deleted it. the text was removed but the line remained. When I moved my cursor over the line four little lines appread by the cursor. Right click and then edit the foot note.

Anonymous said...

Unreal, years of agony and you think the creeps at Microsoft would solve this annoying problem? Heck no. It's stuff like this that makes me hate Microsoft with a passion.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE THE MESSIAH!!

Seriously though....

THANKS!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

you are awesome, thank you so much. Like others have said, I have spent years with this, moving text around into new docs etc just to get rid of it.

THANKS

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!

I've been annoyed by that for years!

Gerry Lynch said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can I please be the father of your children?

markowe said...

Well, I'M already the father of my children, but I am glad it helped!

Anonymous said...

In the last throes of my graduate thesis and this was driving me crazy. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with you. THANK YOU.

markowe said...

Ahhh, they all say that :)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!!! YOU SAVED MY DAY!

Anonymous said...

You are brilliant. Thank you! It was driving me mad.

Anonymous said...

4 years after posting, your tip still SAVES LIVES !!!

Thank you !!!!

Edwin said...

THANKS!!!!!!

Edwin said...

Wow, thanks!!!! So simple and yet so disturbing--as demonstrated by all the pleased readers.

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Thanks a lot man! These lines have been bugging me for a long time!

Anonymous said...

You are a twinkle twinkle little star! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

God bless you.

Robert said...

I hate microsoft, I hate microsoft, I hate microsoft, I hate microsoft. The end.

KRaghavan said...

WOAH! Do you and Microsoft have an agreement or something?! They create a problem and then you solve it and get a blog that has comments starting four years ago this month! Hehehe, just kidding ... Seriously, what kinda logic did they use to decide that turning a bunch of dashes into a line was best accomplished by a border, I will never know. It used to drive me wild, everything that everybody did here, to the extent that I used to finally end up copying and pasting all but the last line into a new document and then manually typing the last line! I never once imagined it was a BORDER! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thx!!! OMG, I just couldn't figure that one out!!!

Anonymous said...

Another grateful user!!!

Anonymous said...

you should be knighted. This is the most Awesome tip I've seen in years.
thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Anonymous said...

Marry me?
THANKYOU SO MUCH.You have no idea how much this was doing my head in for a school assignment - I got so fed up that I typed in: "HOW DO I GET RID OF THAT STUPID ANNOYING LINE IN WORD" into google thinking it wouldn't work, and this came up.
You deserve all the awards - FOUR FOR YOU, GLEN COCO.

Anonymous said...

your a genius!! thank you sooo much!!!

vahabTB said...

thanx alot,bcz i was tearing out my hair.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Was about 40 seconds away from tearing my hair out!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! 4 years later and this post is still useful.

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