You can insert lines or “horizontal rules” in Word. However, this feature works only in full version of the text editor and is not present in Word Online. Below you will learn how to put line in Word, for document signing or separate texts, incompatible versions of Microsoft’s program – Outlook, and Office 365, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010 and Word 2007.
The fastest way to put line in Word (or horizontal ruler) is to use a feature called AutoFormat. When you type some characters three times in a row and press “Enter,” they instantly become a horizontal line.
How to put line in Word
- Aim the mouse or place the cursor where you want to put the line;
- Do one of the following, then press “Enter”;
- — (hyphens);
- === (equal signs);
- ___ (underlines);
- *** (asterisks);
- ### (number signs);
- ~~~ (til).
The line will be inserted across the width of the page in Word. If it is in a column, it will match the width of the column. To remove, the process is also simple.
How to remove line in Word
- Place the mouse cursor above the horizontal line;
- Go to the “Home” tab of Word or “Format Text” in Outlook;
- Identify the “Paragraph” edit group in the menu;
- Click the arrow next to the “Borders and Shading” button;
- Click “No Border” and the line will be removed.