MSWord Annoyance: How Can I Remove This Line?

Posted on 21. Jul, 2009 by in Windows Resources/Tips

You just typed three hyphens in a row (—) , hit the enter key and now you have a long horizontal line on the page. This can be a very handy shortcut but have you ever had trouble deleting the line? Sometimes you can back space over it and it will go away, other times, it just stays there.

One of the problems is that Word thinks of the line as a border. To remove this border, place your cursor above the border, click on Format and on the pull down menu select Borders and Shading. On the Borders tab under Setting, click the None box and then click OK. Your line should now be gone.


One Response to “MSWord Annoyance: How Can I Remove This Line?”

  1. Mary Schaefer 22 March 2010 at 10:29 am #

    You have no idea how long I have been trying to find out how to deal with this. THANKYOU!!!!!!!